Man in court over Alex Salmond Twitter abuse

Alex Salmond has been informed of the arrest. Pic: HEMEDIA

Alex Salmond has been informed of the arrest. Pic: HEMEDIA

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A man has appeared in court over alleged online threats against First Minister Alex Salmond.

Steven Thomson, 43, from Renfrew, was charged with threatening or abusive behaviour under Section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

He made no plea or declaration during the appearance at Haddington Sheriff Court today and was released on bail.

The case was continued for further examination and Thomson is expected to appear in court again at a later date.