07/08/2013 04:35 BST | Updated 07/08/2013 04:49 BST

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

Stella Creasy and Caroline Criado-Perez have both been subject to online abuse

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.