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Online Troll Arrested After 'Making Death Threats Against Piers Morgan And Son Spencer'

Anish Vij

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Online Troll Arrested After 'Making Death Threats Against Piers Morgan And Son Spencer'

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An online troll 'issuing death threats' to Piers Morgan and his eldest son Spencer has been arrested.

Last night, the TV host insisted 'we must draw a line on trolls' after alerting officers to the chilling messages, reports The Sun.

The 56-year-old 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.

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Credit: Alamy

"That’s why I reported it and I am grateful to the Met Police and Greater Manchester Police for taking it so seriously."

Piers is reportedly installing a panic button by his bed, as advised by police.

The sinister troll insisted that Piers was 'getting killed'.

Spencer, 28 was also told that he would 'get it', if his father didn't.

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Credit: Alamy

The male suspect was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act, following a six-month investigation.

The threats began on Aug 3 and in one message to Piers, the man 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."

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Credit: Alamy

A source from The Sun who is said to be close to the former Good Morning Britain host added: "This is a point of principle for Piers — he will not tolerate evil threats being sent to his loved ones.

"A troll sent an unbelievably vile and graphic message to both Piers and Spencer, pledging to kill.

"An arrest has finally been made but the lengthy investigation is still ongoing.

"Piers hopes this evil troll ends up in prison where he belongs.

"Hopefully it’ll also act as a deterrent to other online abusers."

The suspect's phone and tablets have been detained for forensic analysis.

The Metropolitan Police said: "On Wednesday, 17 February 2021, police received a report of malicious communications relating to messages sent on social media.

Officers have spoken with the complainant in person.

"On 3 August a 43-year-old man was arrested in Manchester on suspicion of making threats to kill. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

"The investigation remains ongoing."

Topics: Piers Morgan, UK News

Anish Vij
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