- Police officers detained Kate Scottow, 38, at her home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire
- More than two months after her arrest and she has had neither her mobile phone or laptop returned
- The complaints made by activist Stephanie Hayden led to arrest of Mrs Scottow
By Martin Beckford | 9 February 2019
DAILY MAIL — A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online.
Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called ‘deadnaming’.
The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. …
Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: ‘We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.’
The case is the latest where police have been accused of being heavy-handed in dealing with people who go online to debate gender issues. […]