West Yorkshire police confirmed that a second person has been arrested in connection with alleged threats against Labour MP Naz Shah.
A 37-year-old man was detained on Wednesday following the arrest of a 32-year-old woman yesterday. Both suspects remain in custody and inquiries are ongoing.
Earlier this week Shah, the MP for Bradford West, announced she was investigating the death of Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford amid claims she may have been the victim of an “honour” killing.
Samia died last week while visiting relatives in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
West Yorkshire police said it was working with the relevant authorities to establish the cause of death.
Shah had been suspended from the Labour party in April over antisemitic posts on social media but was readmitted in early July.
A special team has been set up to hunt for the former husband of a British woman whose death in Pakistan last week is being treated as a potential “honour” killing, police said on Wednesday.
Mohammad Shakeel fled the village of Pandori, 80km south of Islamabad, soon after a complaint was lodged with police on Saturday accusing him and other family members of murdering his former wife Samia Shahid.
It is alleged that Shahid, had been tricked into travelling to Pakistan and killed for marrying against the wishes of her family.