UK Mother arrested in front of her children for calling a trans woman a man on Twitter

Police have charged a mother with trolling after she referred to a transgender woman as a man.

When Kate Scottow was arrested in December, Boris Johnson criticised the move as an ‘abuse of manpower and police facilities’.

But now Mrs Scottow, 38, will face magistrates on charges of making malicious communications over social media comments about trans campaigner Stephanie Hayden.

The Crown Prosecution Service said she had been charged over ‘persistent’ messages designed to cause ‘annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety’ to another person between September 2018 and May 2019

Three officers arrested Mrs Scottow at her home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, in December last year as her then ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son looked on.

She was taken to a police station where she says she was detained in a cell for up for seven hours before being questioned.

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