New Twitter abuse arrest

A 25-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of harassment by officers investigating Twitter abuse aimed at Caroline Criado Perez, 29, and Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy, Scotland Yard said.

Tory MP reveals extent of personal Twitter abuse

Conservative MP Claire Perry has revealed the extent of the abuse she has received from Twitter users.

Perry, who has been advising David Cameron on measures to tackle the spread of extreme pornography and child abuse on the internet, wrote, "I am tempted to shut down my Twitter account given the trolling going on incl. to me - but that would be giving in. #TakeBackTwitter".

Conservative MP Claire Perry. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

The MP then retweeted some of the abusive messages.

Earlier Labour MP Stella Creasy revealed that she had complained to police after she was threatened with rape on the social networking site after supporting the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.

London

MP fights Twitter troll

Labour's MP for Walthamstow has become the latest victim of abuse on Twitter.

Stella Creasy was targeted after after defending feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and her campaign to have a woman's picture placed on a new bank note.

Stella Creasy fought back on the site by retweeting the threatening messages. She has also called in the police.

Advertisement

Stella Creasy complains to police after Twitter rape threats

Labour MP Stella Creasy Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive/

Labour MP Stella Creasy has complained to the police after she was threatened with rape on Twitter for supporting the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.

Ms Creasy, who represents Labour in Walthamstow, retweeted some of the messages she received under the hashtag #takebacktwitter, before warning her abusers that she would report them to the police and "ensure action" was taken.

Load more updates