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Man rebailed over online abuse of food blogger Jack Monroe

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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 rebailed by police.

The 22-year-old from the Yeovil area is due to answer bail again on 11 May, Avon and Somerset Police said.

It follows allegations a fake Twitter account, purported to be from a former UKIP election candidate, was used to send homophobic messages to Ms Monroe.

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

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