Somerset

Man bailed over online abuse of food blogger Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe Image copyright PA
Image caption Jack Monroe said the Twitter messages were full of "hate" and "vitriol"

A man arrested over abusive tweets to cookery writer Jack Monroe has been released on bail.

The 22-year-old is due to answer bail again on 25 April. It is understood police need more time to examine items seized as part of the investigation.

It follows allegations a fake Twitter account was used to send homophobic messages to Ms Monroe.

The writer, who specialises in budget-friendly recipes, has since closed her Twitter account.

Det Insp Phil Jones, of Avon and Somerset Police, said all reports of hate crime were taken "extremely seriously".

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites