Met to assess McAlpine charges

The Metropolitan Police says officers will meet Lord McAlpine as part of the process of working out whether any criminal offence has been committed by Twitter users falsely linking him to child abuse allegations.

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Harman: McAlpine Twitter action 'a wake up call'

Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman called Lord McAlpine's legal action against Twitter users who wrongly linked him to child abuse claims "a wake up call".

Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman is on tonight's The Agenda With Tom Bradby Credit: PA Wire

The Shadow Culture Secretary told ITV1's The Agenda With Tom Bradby, "It's a reminder that it's [Twitter's] not a no-go zone for the criminal law or the civil law".

"I think Twitter helps with the news. You find out things so much more quickly - that is unless you're the Director General of the BBC," she added.

The Agenda will be broadcast at 10.35pm tonight on ITV1.

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