Man bailed 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 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".

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