A senior female MP was subjected to a social services investigation after an online troll tried to get her children taken from her with a vexatious complaint about her political views.
Stella Creasy was then told by police that they would not impose criminal sanctions on her harasser, who also bombarded her office with emails, because he was “entitled” to the view that her children should be taken into care.
Leicestershire police said that even though he lacked any evidence, the man had a legitimate right to make a social services referral because he disagreed with Creasy’s views on misogyny.
Creasy told The Times that the police’s reaction gave other trolls a “green light” to target the children of politicians and anyone in the public eye simply because they did not like them.
The harasser, who used the alias “Lance Jones” and had no personal connection to Creasy or her two young children, had complained about the MP’s campaigns against misogyny and violence against women and girls [VAWG], and her call to be allowed to take her breastfeeding baby into the voting chamber.
Yes, yes, of course government should have all of these powers. But they shouldn;t be used against me. Me. ME!