Just days after Sue Perkins’s exit from Twitter, another prominent gay woman has left Twitter over abuse. Police are investigating the homophobic and sexist tweets that led Jack Monroe, a food writer who rose to prominence with her recipes for people on very low budgets, to quit Twitter.

The tweets were sent from an account claiming to be that of Alex Wood, a former UKIP candidate. Although UKIP deny that the account is authentic, Alex Wood has declined to comment, saying that the police are dealing with the matter.