By Sanchez Manning Social Affairs Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 00:02 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 00:10 BST, 1 September 2019
Kate Scottow, 38, has been charged after she referred to a transgender woman as a man
Police have charged a mother with trolling after she referred to a transgender woman as a man.
When Kate Scottow was arrested in December, Boris Johnson criticised the move as an 'abuse of manpower and police facilities'.
But now Mrs Scottow, 38, will face magistrates on charges of making malicious communications over social media comments about trans campaigner Stephanie Hayden.
The Crown Prosecution Service said she had been charged over 'persistent' messages designed to cause 'annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety' to another person between September 2018 and May 2019
Three officers arrested Mrs Scottow at her home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, in December last year as her then ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son looked on.
She was taken to a police station where