Man arrested after campaigner abused on Twitter

Tuesday 30 July 2013 23.58
Caroline Criado Perez received abuse on Twitter
Caroline Criado Perez received abuse on Twitter

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of harassment after Twitter abuse was aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy.

Both women have complained about being sent vicious tweets on the site in the past week.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Today, 30 July, Northumbria Police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of harassment.

"This arrest will form part of two ongoing MPS investigations relating to allegations made to police by two separate victims, who made reports of malicious communication to police on 25 and 29 July."