DEATH THREATS: Arrest after troll targets Piers Morgan and his son
Messages received by the TV personality and his eldest son Spencer have been investigated by officers from two of the country's largest police forces.
"We must draw a line on trolls," Morgan has said after it was revealed that a suspect had been arrested for making death threats against him.
Piers, 56, said: “People think it’s perfectly OK to make death threats to public figures on social media but it’s not — there has to be a line drawn, especially when family members are targeted.
“That’s why I reported it and I am grateful to the Met Police and Greater Manchester Police for taking it so seriously.”
Piers was forced to place a panic button near his bed by police advise as a result of the threats. He was a "marked man," according to the messages, and no security measures could save him.
The troll then added a "promise" that Piers would be "killed."
Spencer, 28, was informed that if his father didn't "get it," he would. Under the Malicious Communications Act, the male suspect is reported to have been arrested.
The arrest, which came after a six-month investigation, comes almost a year after the troll first warned Piers that he was in danger.
In one message to the star he wrote: “Your (sic) a marked man. Calling the police, big tech or beefing up your security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat piers, it’s a promise. Your (sic) getting killed.”
He also messaged sports journalist Spencer: “If you don’t get your dad, your [sic] getting it or your mum.”
On August 3, the accused troll was detained for allegedly issuing death threats, and his phone and tablets were taken for forensic processing.
He is believed to have been released on bond, with a decision on whether or not he will face charges expected soon.
Arrest after troll targets Piers Morgan and his son.
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