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Four Muslim Labour MPs have received suspicious packages including copies of a “Punish a Muslim” letter that advocates attacks on Muslims.

The Ealing Central and Acton MP, Rupa Huq, was the latest to receive the letter over the last 48 hours after MPs Rushanara Ali and Mohammad Yasin.

MP Rushanara Ali (File photo)

In addition, the Manchester Gorton MP, Afzal Khan, received a fourth package which was not opened.

One of Huq’s staff members has been taken to hospital as a precaution after opening the letter, which apparently contained a “sticky substance” described by police as “low-level noxious.”

Also on Monday, two people were taken to hospital as a precaution after Yasin’s office received a package leaking a suspicious liquid.

“The substance contained in it was deemed not to be hazardous to health,” a Met police spokesman said on Monday. “The incident, which was contained to one room, has been stood down.”

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