Piers Morgan warns ‘cowardly’ death threats ‘have consequences’ after suspected troll is arrested

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    English journalist and television host

Piers Morgan has warned “cowardly threats have consequences” after he reported death threats sent to him and his son to the police.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter reportedly received messages telling him he was “a marked man” and it was a “promise” that he was “getting killed”.

The troll also threatened Morgan’s son Spencer, 28, who was told he or his mother would “get it” if his father did not.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed to The Independent that a suspect was arrested last year.

A statement from the 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.”

Piers Morgan on ‘GMB’ (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Piers Morgan on ‘GMB’ (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Morgan told The Sun in a new interview: “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.”

He added on Twitter: “Cowardly threats have consequences.”

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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