A man has been sentenced for verbally abusing MPs.

Robert Vidler, of Vaughan Road in Harrow, was found guilty of eight offences against him: five of harassment and a further three of malicious communications.

He was given a 18-week jail sentence.

Vidler's phone calls to MPs took place between the January 8 and 24. He left multiple voicemails on the phones of both Labour and Conservative MPs regarding Brexit, all using abusive language and threatening violence.

Vidler has since claimed he does not remember making these calls, following his admission that he is an alcoholic.

He was sentenced at City of London Magistrates Court on Friday (August 2) and, alongside his sentence, has been granted a Criminal Behaviour Order.

The conditions of his order is that he cannot directly or indirectly contact any MP other than the MP representing a constituency where he is a registered voter.

Vidler pleaded not guilty to all charges and denied any criminal activity.