Man accused of threatening to kill National MP Simeon Brown appears in court

National MP Simeon Brown
National MP Simeon Brown Photo credit: File

The man accused of threatening to kill National MP Simeon Brown has appeared in court.

The 25-year-old entered no plea and was granted name suppression.

He was arrested at a Lower Hutt address in early May after Brown reported the alleged threats to police.

Brown is National's spokesperson for Police, Corrections, SFO and Youth.

The MP said he received death threats after criticising Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson's visit to the Hamilton Mongrel Mob.

In a tweet, Davidson called the gathering a "fabulous community event for justice".

Brown tweeted it was "unbelievable".

The 30-year-old had also previously called the Mongrel Mob "scaredy cats" for cancelling an opportunity to submit on his Firearm Prohibition Orders Bill.

The Waikato Mongrel Mob's public relations representative Louise Hutchinson responded to Brown on social media, saying he was "wrong" because they had asked for the submission to be rescheduled. 

"Get your facts right before you go spinning propaganda on social media."