Labour MP charged over Yes teenager ‘altercation’

Labour MP Michael McCann is alleged to have confronted a schoolboy and his friend who were campaigning for a Yes vote. Picture: Contributed

Labour MP Michael McCann is alleged to have confronted a schoolboy and his friend who were campaigning for a Yes vote. Picture: Contributed

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A LABOUR MP who backed the No campaign has been charged with breach of the peace in connection with an alleged altercation with two young pro-independence activists.

Michael McCann, the MP for East Kilbridge, is alleged to have confronted a 17-year-old schoolboy and a female friend of his who were leafletting for the Yes campaign in his constituency.

Mr McCann has made counter-allegations against the pair, which are being investigated by police.

The incident is thought to have occured just a few days before the referendum took place on September 18.

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