Television presenter Mary Beard has been sent a bomb threat on Twitter hours after the social messaging site's UK boss issued an apology to women who receive abusive tweets.
The classicist revealed the message on her Twitter page last night and said she had notified police, who logged the threat.
just got 1 of these messages A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM AND DESTROY EVERYTHING. told police
Professor Beard said the threatening tweet was similar to others sent to women in the public eye, including columnist Grace Dent, and proved to be a hoax.
OK all, it's 11.00pm and we are still here. So unless the trolling bombers timekeeping is rotten.... all is well. But how stupidly nasty.
She attempted to play down the threat later, tweeting:
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