THE pro-independence writer who runs the Wings Over Scotland website has described the case against him as an "insane, ridiculous farce" after learning he will face no further action over allegations of online harassment.

Stuart Campbell was arrested in August after a woman in London claimed she was the victim of online intimidation.

But a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said today: “Police in Southwark investigated an allegation of online harassment against a woman, aged in her 30s over the past two years.

“On 18 August a man aged in his 40s was arrested at an address in the Avon and Somerset area on suspicion of harassment and malicious communications. He has now been informed that he is released with no further action.”

Campbell told The National the case was "an insane, ridiculous farce from the word go".

He added: "Every single social media user on the planet could find themselves in a police cell this afternoon on the basis of what I was arrested for. We live in the world of Cardinal Richelieu now, and people should be very afraid."

In a statement on his website in August when the story broke, Campbell said: “The alleged events relate entirely to some tweets from our Twitter account, none of which have been deleted and all of which are still publicly visible.

"Nothing more sinister or serious than some tweets has occurred or been alleged to have occurred. None of the tweets involved are in ANY way threatening, not even in a joking sense. That's all we'll be saying on the subject at this time."