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Stella Creasy Twitter Abuse: Man Arrested Over Abuse Of Labour MP And Caroline Criado-Perez

07/08/2013 08:35 BST | Updated 07/08/2013 08:49 BST
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File photo dated 24/7/2013 of (left to right) Mary Macleod, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Stella Creasy and Caroline Criado-Perez, co-founder of the Women's Room, pose for a photograph following the presentation of the concept design for the new Bank of England ten pound banknote, featuring author Jane Austen. Twitter is facing calls to take faster and stronger action against online abuse after a feminist campaigner was subjected to a sustained barrage of threats.

A man has been arrested in Bristol in connection with a stream of violent abuse directed at Labour MP Stella Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez on Twitter, Scotland Yard has said.

The 32-year-old man was held in Bristol following allegations made by Labour MP Stella Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, who received a barrage of threatening messages from internet trolls on the micro-blogging site.

The suspect will be questioned at a local police station on suspicion of committing an offence under the Protection from Harassment Act.