Pair in court over alleged Caroline Criado-Perez tweets
04:00 07 January 2014
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Two people are to appear in court today over alleged Twitter abuse directed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.
Isabella Sorley, 23, from Newcastle, and John Nimmo, 25, from South Shields, have been charged with improper use of a communications network under Section 127 of the Communications Act.
The pair are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.
Ms Criado-Perez, who was behind a successful bid to get Jane Austen on the Bank of England’s new £10 note, was allegedly sent offensive messages on the social network following the campaign.