A hearing for a Suffolk man accused of making a threat to kill Waveney MP Peter Aldous has been further adjourned to allow a psychiatric report to be obtained to see if he is fit to stand trial.

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday for a case management hearing via a video link was Neil Balderson, of Arnold Street, Lowestoft.

Balderson allegedly made a threat to Mr Aldous’ secretary in June last year to kill the MP, intending she would fear the threat would be carried out.

The 56-year-old is also accused of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress.

Some of the 10 charges relate to 999 and 111 calls allegedly made by him.

Balderson, who has chosen not to be legally represented at his trial, has yet to enter pleas to the charges.

Judge Martyn Levett adjourned the case until December 4 to allow Balderson to be seen by a psychiatrist.

Mr Aldous has been the Conservative MP for Waveney in east Suffolk since 2010.