Twitter abuse victim 'immensely relieved' by sentence

Caroline Criado-Perez said she is "immensely relieved" following the sentencing of her online abusers.

Twitter abuse victim Caroline Criado-Perez Credit: PA

The feminist campaigner issued a statement on Twitter that said she didn't feel she could cope with being in court with Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo.

"I didn't feel sure that the judge would understand how terrifying and scarring the whole experience has been for me," she wrote.

"I feel immensely relieved that the judge clearly has understood the severity of the impact this abuse has had on me."

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Pair jailed for sending abusive tweets to feminist campaigner

Isabella Sorley, 23, has been jailed for 12 weeks and John Nimmo sentenced to eight weeks after the pair admitted sending abusive tweets to the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.