MP trolled over son's stillbirth: Man arrested

Image caption, The first message was sent to Colchester MP Will Quince on Wednesday

A man has been arrested after a Conservative MP was sent abusive messages on Twitter about his stillborn son.

Colchester MP Will Quince received the first communication on Wednesday after he spoke out earlier this week in a row over proposed cuts to maternity services in Cumbria.

One message said the user was "glad his Tory baby is dead".

Police arrested the 40-year-old man on suspicion of malicious communications.

Scotland Yard would not confirm whether the arrest related to Colchester MP Mr Quince's complaint.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Detectives from the Met's parliamentary liaison and investigation team have arrested a man in connection with an ongoing investigation.

"An allegation of malicious communication regarding abuse made via Twitter was reported to police on Thursday, 23 February.

"A 40-year-old man was arrested this morning, Monday, 27 February, on suspicion of malicious communications.

"He remains in custody."

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