Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape London MP

Peter Nunn retweeted posts threatening to rape Stella Creasy and branded her a ‘witch’

British Labour MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, from Emersons Green, Bristol, has been jailed for 18 weeks at City of London Magistrates’ Court for bombarding her with abusive messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

British Labour MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, from Emersons Green, Bristol, has been jailed for 18 weeks at City of London Magistrates’ Court for bombarding her with abusive messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

 

The Labour MP for London’s Walthamstow spoke of how she feared for her safety as a Twitter troll was jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding her with abusive messages.

Peter Nunn (33), from Bristol, retweeted posts threatening to rape Stella Creasy, and branded her a “witch”. A victim impact statement by Ms Creasy was read out, describing how he caused “misery to her and her family”.

She was targeted after she supported a campaign by Caroline Criado-Perez to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe also imposed a restraining order banning him from contact with Ms Creasy. – (PA)