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Police arrested  a 43-year-old man in East Lothian yesterday in connection with alleged offensive online tweets posted about First Minister Alex Salmond.

The man was detained in police custody and was expected to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court today,

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 43-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with allegedly posting offensive tweets.”

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.