'Baroness Bra' Michelle Mone 'hires celebrity bodyguard' after receiving torrents of abuse and 'acid attack threat' amid investigation into her role in the Covid PPE scandal

Baroness Michelle Mone has allegedly hired a bodyguard used by celebrities after receiving torrents of abuse and an apparent acid attack threat amid the investigation into her role in the PPE contracts scandal.

The Conservative peer, 52, has received abuse on social media and had hate mail sent to her place of work and home in the Isle of Man, where she lives with her husband Doug Barrowman.

Speaking of the abuse, a friend of Mone told The Times: 'It has been totally horrendous.' They added: 'It has affected her mental health.'

Mone and Barrowman have been questioned under caution by officers at the National Crime Agency (NCA), which has been investigating the pair about allegations of bribery and fraud. Both deny the allegations.

The couple has been advised for the last 18 months by Will Geddes, a top security consultant who is said to charge up to £3,000 a day.

Baroness Michelle Mone (pictured) has allegedly hired a bodyguard used by celebrities after receiving torrents of abuse and an apparent acid attack threat

Baroness Michelle Mone (pictured) has allegedly hired a bodyguard used by celebrities after receiving torrents of abuse and an apparent acid attack threat

The couple have been advised for the last 18 months by Will Geddes (pictured), a top security consultant

The couple have been advised for the last 18 months by Will Geddes (pictured), a top security consultant

The Conservative peer has received abuse on social media and had hate mail sent to her place of work and home

The Conservative peer has received abuse on social media and had hate mail sent to her place of work and home

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Mr Geddes has been hired by royal families and is believed to have been called in by Mone after she received threats for lying about her connections to PPE Medpro.

PPE Medpro, a consortium led by Barrowman, was awarded Government contracts worth more than £200million to supply personal protective equipment after Lady Mone recommended it to ministers.

The contracts to provide the NHS with facemasks and gowns were awarded without going to competitive tender after Mone lobbied ministers.

The baroness did not declare any possible conflict of interest to the Lords, and denied that she intended to benefit financially.

In a YouTube film posted last December, Mone and her husband admitted their connections to the company. The film mentioned messages threatening an acid attack on Mone.

MailOnline has contacted Mone and Geddes for comment.

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