Pair sent 'menacing' tweets to feminist campaigner

John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner following her successful campaign to ensure a woman features on British banknotes.

Nimmo, 25, and Sorley, 23, admitted a charge of sending the messages in July last year to Caroline Criado-Perez.

John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The pair sent the tweets after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney revealed that Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen would replace Charles Darwin as the face of the £10 note.

The announcement was hailed as a "brilliant day for women" by 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.