A 38-year-old man from Fife has been warned not to contact Gina Miller, the woman who launched a legal challenge over Brexit, as part of a police investigation into threats made against her.
The man, whom the Metropolitan Police have refused to name, was issued with a ‘cease and desist’ notice by officers on December 3.
Meanwhile a 55-year-old man was arrested in Swindon on Monday, on suspicion of racially-aggravated malicious communications.
In November Ms Miller won a historic victory in the High Court, which ruled that Theresa May does not have the power to use the royal prerogative to trigger Brexit and instead MPs must vote on it.
Since the ruling, the 51-year-old said she has been subjected to racist abuse and has had to spend £60,000 on personal security.
A ‘cease and desist’ requests that an individual stop a specified action and refrain from doing it in the future, with a threat of legal action if the recipient fails to comply.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Officers from the Met’s Falcon Unit have arrested a man on suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communications.
“An investigation was launched by Falcon detectives after police were made aware of threats made online against a 51-year-old woman from 3 November onward.
“The 55-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 5 December at an address in Swindon. He was taken into custody at a Wiltshire police station, where he was later released on bail pending consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service.
“As part of the same investigation, officers also issued a ‘cease and desist’ notice on 3 December to a 38-year-old man from Fife, Scotland.”
An appeal against the High Court ruling is currently being considered in the Supreme Court.