Police Scotland 'probe online abuse of JK Rowling'

Police Scotland are reportedly considering investigating online abuse of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

She came under fire from Twitter users after donating £1 million to the 'No' campaign in the Scottish independence referendum, as well as writing an essay defending her views.

JK Rowling was subjected to abuse after voicing her support for the 'No' campaign. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The BBC reports a police spokesman said this evening: "Police Scotland will consider any complaint about online abuse seriously and will investigate as appropriate."