Pensioner charged with stalking city MP

Les Cummings
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A PENSIONER has been charged with stalking Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock.

Les Cummings, 69, of Berkshire Close, Landport, Portsmouth, will appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, December 19.

He has been accused of creating serious alarm or distress to Mr Hancock while pursuing him.

Cummings has been released on bail until the day of his court appearance.

It comes after he was arrested by officers at 10am on Thursday, November 7.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘We can confirm a suspect was charged on yesterday with stalking involving serious alarm or distress to a man.’