A man accused of sending an abusive message to Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy is due to stand trial today.

Peter Nunn, 33, of Emerson Green in Bristol, denied one charge of sending a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character by a public electronic network between July 28 and August 5 last year.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison.

Ms Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez were targeted when they called for a woman to be featured on a new banknote.