Scotland politics

Scottish independence: Police examine online JK Rowling abuse

JK Rowling
Image caption Ms Rowling backed a No vote and has donated £1m to the pro-union campaign

Police in Scotland are examining an allegation of "online criminality" against Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Rowling was a target of abuse on social media after backing the Scottish independence pro-union campaign Better Together.

Police Scotland confirmed they were considering a report of online crime in relation to the writer.

Scotland's senior prosecutor said those responsible for "grossly offensive" messages would be prosecuted.