Campaigner 'suffered life-changing effects' over tweets

Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez "suffered life-changing psychological effects" from the abuse she received on Twitter following her successful campaign to get a woman on British banknotes, a court heard.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan told Westminster Magistrates' Court, "In particular, the menacing nature of the tweets sent by both defendants caused her significant fear that they would find her and carry out their threats."

File photo of Caroline Criado-Perez.
Caroline Criado-Perez received abusive messages from some 86 Twitter accounts, the court heard. Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Ms Criado-Perez received abusive messages "of one type or another" from some 86 Twitter accounts, including those accounts attributed to defendants John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley.

Nimmo and Sorley have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to Ms Criado-Perez.

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Two admit sending menacing tweets to feminist campaigner

Two people have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez after her successful campaign to get a woman on banknotes. John Nimmo, 25, and Isabella Sorley, 23, admitted sending the messages in July.