Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has accused social networking site Twitter of "not doing enough" to combat internet abuse after he was made the target of internet trolls.
Collymore re-tweeted some of the abuse he received after commenting that he thought Luis Suarez dived in The Red's game against Aston Villa on Saturday.
The former England striker contacted the authorities following the abuse and tweeted: "In the last 24 hours I've been threatened with murder several times, demeaned on my race, and many of these accounts are still active. Why?
"I accuse Twitter directly of not doing enough to combat racist/homophobic /sexist hate messages, all of which are illegal in the UK.
Several Police forces have been fantastic. Twitter haven't. Dismayed."
West Midlands Police confirmed that they are investigating the incident and a spokesperson for the social networking site added that the company was unable to comment on individual users.
But did however state that targeted abuse was against its rules and the site had recently made it easier for users to report abusive messages to them and there are "established processes" in place for working with law enforcement.
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