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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.

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Feminist campaigner 'hugely relieved' over guilty pleas

The feminist campaigner who received abuse on Twitter said she was "hugely relieved" that defendants John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley have pleaded guilty.

Caroline Criado-Perez tweeted: "This is not a joyful day, these two abusers reflect a small drop in the ocean, both in terms of the abuse I received across July and August, but also in terms of the abuse that other women receive online.

"I hope that for some people who are watching, this conviction will be a warning: online abuse is not consequence-free".

Ms Criado-Perez added that she will stay off Twitter as much as possible today "as inevitably the renewed attention will mean renewed abuse".

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