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.