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Activist closes down twitter account after new threats

14:16 Sep 6 2013 London, UK

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A feminist campaigner who was bombarded with rape and death threats on Twitter has deleted her account after receiving more graphic rape threats and expressing concerns that police had lost evidence relating to her case.

Caroline Criado-Perez, who led the campaign to reinstate a woman on an English banknote, took to Twitter on Thursday to vent frustration at the police's apparent loss of information related to previous death and rape threats, which Scotland Yard has since denied.

The journalist deleted her account after receiving further threats on the site in recent days. In a series of tweets, she suggested that police had lost a number of screengrabs she had sent them, adding that resending a large number of them would force her to relive the initial trauma.
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