Clegg welcomes police action over Twitter abuse

Nick Clegg welcomed police action over Twitter abuse after a man was arrested on suspicion of harassment after threats were aimed at a feminist campaigner on the social networking site.

It comes after Caroline Criado Perez faced a deluge of threats on Twitter over the course of more than a day after she successfully campaigned for a woman's picture to be put on a new bank note.

The Deputy Prime Minister said: "What is unacceptable offline is unacceptable online."

He added that he had "probably" received lots of abuse on Twitter.

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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.