AN MP has revealed she received death threats and photos of decapitated children as more politicians speak out about abuse.

Lewes Conservative MP Maria Caulfield told the Argus it is only “a matter of time” until another politician is attacked.

Ms Caulfield previously announced on social media her car’s tyres had been slashed for the second time in weeks.

But speaking to The Argus she revealed that was only the tip of the iceberg.

“I have had graffiti on my office and death threats in the form of photos of decapitated children saying I would be next,” she said.

“There is a sense that MPs deserve what they get.

“I have had constituents post on social media that I deserve all I get as I am a Tory.”

Ms Caulfield said she feared for her safety at times and had taken a number of security measures.

“I am not allowed to publicly advertise my surgeries in advance,” she said.

“I have CCTV fitted to my office. It’s now security entry only.

“My staff have to keep the door shut in the office as they have had occasions when they have to ask people to leave due to abuse.

“I do fear for my safety at times.

“There is only so much protection you can have in place.

“It is only a matter of time before another MP is a victim of violence.”

Ms Caulfield said the abuse has worsened since the EU referendum. The Tory MP is a prominent Leave supporter in a constituency where 52 per cent voted remain.

She said abuse had been a problem since she was elected in 2015.

Concern about MPs’ safety has risen since the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in 2016.

The Labour MP was shot and stabbed by a far-right terrorist on the way to a constituency surgery.

Ms Caulfield’s comments come as a spate of political violence plagued Lewes last weekend.

A brick spray-painted with the word “traitor” was thrown through the window of a Lib Dem supporter in the town last Friday.

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled on a garden fence in The Avenue.

And graffiti proclaiming “Kill a DFL” appeared on a wall in Paddock Terrace.

DFL is a term for someone who has moved to a South Downs town... “Down from London”.

Neighbours came together over the weekend to remove the graffiti.

Oli Henman, the newly-selected Lib Dem candidate for Lewes, said it was “indicative of the rise of insidious far-right activity” in the town.

“Words such as ‘traitor’, now combined with death threats and anti-Semitic abuse, show a serious escalation of behaviour,” he said.

“We are deeply concerned about the criminal attacks targeting a number of properties over recent months.”