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Stuart Campbell of Wings Over Scotland arrested on suspicion of harassment and malicious communications

Today it has been widely reported that Stuart Campbell, 49, of Wings Over Scotland fame has been arrested on "suspicion of harassment and malicious communications". Mr Campbell has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The Wings Over Scotland Twitter account posted a cryptic message before the arrest was made public. The Tweet reads: "For sucky reasons totally outwith my control (don't ask), posts on Wings will be very sparse for an unknown period. Sorry, folks."


Stuart Campbell has tweeted since his arrest saying: "I won't be commenting on it beyond this: it's some tweets. Nothing else. All publicly visible".


Stuart Campbell finished up with: "There were no threats, not even joke ones.".


It is understood that a woman in her 30s reported Mr Campbell at a south London police station, where she alleged the harassment had taken place over a two year period.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “On August 18 a man aged in his 40s was arrested at an address in the Avon and Somerset area on suspicion of harassment and malicious communications.

“He has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-September. Enquiries continue.”

Stuart Campbell, who is originally from Stirling, runs his pro-independence operation from Bath, England. Significant funds are raised using crowdfunding.

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