Calls for Twitter to curb trolls
Twitter is under growing pressure to clamp-down on "trolls" sending abusive messages after a series of incidents were brought to police and public attention last week.
Appeals came from a number of famous names targeted on the social networking site, including Conservative MP Louise Mensch who said she had made repeated complaints to Twitter without getting any response about a parody account that shows her dressed in a Nazi uniform.
"They need a better system to report racist abuse," she said. "I'm a fairly well-known user of Twitter and so far I'm having trouble getting love from Twitter over this, so goodness knows what other people are doing."
Stuart Hyde, Chief Constable of Cumbria police, has said it is right for police to intervene in cases of bullying on Twitter.