National Action sends death threats to black lawyer and transgender activist

India Willoughby (L) and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (R) received threatening hand-delivered letters

Police are investigating letters sent to two activists containing death threats and "vile, racist and transphobic language".

Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command is leading an investigation into the letters allegedly sent from National Action, an organisation proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2016.

Political activist and commentator Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu tweeted a picture of the letter she received.

"I have received a serious threat from National Action London notifying me of their intention to kill me and my family," she said. "They name my husband and home address".

"They don’t consider killing me 'murder' they call it an "execution". This letter was through my front door. This is Britain."

Presenter and transgender activist India Willoughby responded to Dr Mos-Shogbamimu's Tweet to confirm she had received a similar letter.

Ms Willoughby wrote: “Dr Shola and I have both received hand-delivered letters from an emboldened British Nazi group today. I know they attend Gender Critical rallies. State of this country.”

Detectives have contacted the victims to request statements and offer support.

No arrest has been made and enquiries continue.