Abusive Tweets Aimed At MP Mensch May Be 'Illegal'

The Independent , Friday, May 4, 2012 3 AM
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Conservative MP Louise Mensch has condemned ‘immoral and misogynistic’ Twitter users after she was subjected to abuse following the findings of the Commons media committee report into phone hacking. Stuart Hyde, Cumbria Police chief constable, who has national responsibility with the Association of Chief Police Officers for e-crime, said today, "I have read the comments made about Louise and it is sexist bigotry at its worst." Speaking today on BBC Radio 4, Mensch, who as well as being an MP is a successful author, said the "abuse directed at women is always sexual or violent."

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