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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.

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Police investigate Twitter attack on Stella Creasy

Police are investigating a series of sexually explicit and violent tweets sent to Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy after she spoke out in support of a feminist campaigner who received threats to rape and kill her via Twitter. Scotland Yard said:

Officers in Waltham Forest received an allegation of malicious communications from an MP. The allegation relates to comments made on Twitter and is currently under consideration.

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