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The Metropolitan Police have arrested a man suspected of sending threatening emails and Twitter messages to Tory MP and Murdoch-botherer Louise Mensch.

The Met said:

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) working with officers from the Palace of Westminster have today, Thursday 25 August arrested a man in connection with an investigation into malicious communication and threats made via email and a social networking site against Louise Mensch MP. The 61-year-old was arrested at an address in the Gloucester area on suspicion of sending malicious communication. He has been taken into custody at a Gloucestershire police station where he remains.

Mensch took to Twitter to complain publicly before getting in touch with police.

The former romantic novelist who writes under the pen-name Louise Bagshawe said:

Had some morons from Anonymous/LulzSec threaten my children via email. As I'm in the States, be good to have somebody from the UK police advise me where I should forward the email. To those who sent it; get stuffed, losers. Oh and I'm posting it on Twitter because they threatened me telling me to get off Twitter. Hi kids! ::waves:: I've contacted the police via the House of Commons and the email is with them now. I don't bully easily, kids. Or in fact at all.

Sophos spinmeister Graham Cluley, among others, questioned whether such a threat was likely to emanate from an autistic teenager's bedroom.

The Met statement is here. ®

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