Auckland man to appear in court for allegedly harassing Jacinda Ardern - report

Jacinda Ardern.
Jacinda Ardern. Photo credit: Getty.

An Auckland man will reportedly appear in court on Wednesday charged with harassing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her family.

According to Stuff, court documents allege the 54-year-old man sent three emails on January 21. These allegedly followed 89 emails sent between October 2019 and January this year.

The emails allegedly amount to harassment, Stuff reports, and to cause the Prime Minister to "fear for her safety (or) the safety of her family". 

The man will appear in North Shore court on Wednesday and could face two years in prison if found guilty.

In different cases earlier this year, two men were charged with threatening to kill after allegedly sending messages to National Party leader Simon Bridges, NZME reported.