Man arrested after online threats were made to Brexit challenger Gina Miller

Gina Miller has increased her security due to the threats

Police have arrested a man over threats made to Gina Miller, who is the businesswoman behind the legal challenge to Brexit.

The man, a 55-year-old from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communications, he was later released on bail.

An investigation was launched over online threats that were allegedly made to Miller since November 3.

On Monday, Miller stated that she has received a series of racist messages following her decision to lead a High Court challenge against the government.

She also recently revealed that she is spending thousands on her own personal security.

Miller lead the campaign which argues that Theresa May should not be able to trigger Article 50 without the say of parliament.

The High Court ruled recently that the government would need parliaments view on the decision, however the government appealed this and their case is currently being heard in The Supreme Court.

Miller told BBC Radio 5 live that she was “apparently the most-hated woman in Britain”.

Police have said as part of their investigation they have issued a ‘cease and desist’ notice to a 38-year-old man from Fife in Scotland.

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