A MAN who said he wanted to shoot an SNP Holyrood candidate “in the head” will be charged with a communications offence.

Karen Adam, the SNP’s candidate for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, was on the receiving end of the threat at 6:21pm yesterday evening.

It came after Adam shared a post from the Aberdeen Independence Movement promoting their pre-SNP conference “big night in” event.

Yes supporters were urged to get a ticket to see keynote speakers such as Kate Forbes, Humza Yousaf, Michael Russell, and Aamer Anwar.

Adam shared the event and commented: “Get your tickets and I’ll see you there! Virtually of course”, followed by a “star-struck” emoji.

Responding to Adam’s innocent post, a Twitter account wrote: “Fuck…..I want to shoot you in the head. You are not serious.”

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The escalation did not go unnoticed, with other users, including National columnist Suzanne McLaughlin, quickly recommending Adam go to the police about the threat.

The account has since been suspended and the offensive tweet removed.

Taking to Twitter again this morning to update her followers, Adam wrote: “Overwhelmed with the outpouring of support.

“So many of you privately and publicly reached out. It really does make a difference to what could be a spiral of thoughts to managing to keep the heid and feeling safe. @policescotland were fantastic, they have just been to visit.

“My garden and house were surveyed and I was given practical safety advice. My neighbours approached to help look out. My number logged so I get an urgent response.

“The person in question will see the police today and be charged under a communications offence. Thank you.”

SNP MSP Christina McKelvie was among those who responded to wish Adam well, saying: “Good to hear this but no one should have to go through this but when they do we need to call it out and let the police do their stuff!”