Police have made an arrest after online threats to kill campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen.

A Twitter account in the name of Layla Le Fey posted threats to the campaigner also known as Posie Parker.

One tweet said: “I’m a trans woman and I’m not ashamed to admit I’d be happy to physically kick the s**t out of you pull your eyes out and break your spine.

"I live in Portslade, East Sussex, UK. If you want to prove your point that some trans people are extremely violent, I’m game.”

Another tweet made a threat to burn down her house.

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“I’d be interested in setting fire to her house with with her in it,” the tweet said.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police are investigating reports of threats made towards an individual on social media.

“A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to cause criminal damage and malicious communications.

“She remains in custody at this time.

“Officers remain in contact with the victim while enquiries are ongoing.”