A 55-year-old man has been arrested over online threats he allegedly made against Gina Miller, the Guyana-born UK businesswoman behind a high profile legal challenge to Brexit.
While London’s Metropolitan Police did not name Miller, she confirmed in an email to the CNN that the case related to her.
According to a CNN report this morning, the man was arrested on Monday and later released on bail “pending consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service,” police said.
Miller, a 51-year-old investment banker, was the chief claimant in a case that thwarted the UK government’s plans to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty — starting the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union — without a vote in Parliament.
Following the case, Miller says online trolls sent her rape and death threats.
The UK’s Supreme Court has now begun hearing a government appeal of the Brexit case, and is expected to give its ruling in early 2017.
Miller, who was born in Guyana but lived in the UK since for the past 41 years since the age of 10, runs an investment company with her husband, Alan.