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Arrest over Twitter rant.

Byline: Karen Rocket

A MAN has been held after a lesbian blogger was bombarded with homophobic abuse on Twitter by a troll claiming to be from Ukip.

Poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, 27, was told her "militant queerism" is "destroying this country" after criticising Nigel Farage following Thursday's TV election debate.

The abuse came from an account purporting to belong to Alex Wood, a former Ukip candidate in Somerset suspended by the party in 2013. Ukip said the account is fake and branded its contents "vile".

One tweet from @Alex-WoodUKIP read: "Jack and sick perverts unable to breed, your country wouldn't last long."

Police said a 22-year-old man from Yeovil, Somerset, was arrested over a bogus Twitter account. Mr Wood, who left Ukip in January, declined to comment.

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Apr 19, 2015
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