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.