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Academic: No choice but to report Twitter abuse

Cambridge Academic Professor Mary Beard said she had no choice but to report death threats she received on Twitter to the Police.

Speaking to ITV News she said: "Intellectually you know that 99.9 per cent of these threats are just threats, they aren't actually outside your door.

"But the problem is when you get bed at night you start to think about the 0.01 per cent where it might be true."

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