Piers Morgan's wife reveals they've had panic button installed after death threats

Amy Johnson
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Piers Morgan and Celia Walden have had a panic button installed at home. (Getty Images)
Piers Morgan and Celia Walden have had a panic button installed at home. (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan's wife Celia Walden has said they have had a panic button installed at home following death threats.

Good Morning Britain presenter Morgan recently revealed that he had contacted police after receiving a series of death threats on Instagram.

Morgan, 55, shared screenshots of the threats, made in the comments of his and his 27-year-old son Spencer's Instagram accounts.

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Opening up about the situation in her Telegraph column, Walden, 45, said police had visited their home and that they had upped their security with a button that if pressed would bring officers to the door in four minutes.

She wrote: "It was only when I was told my phone number would be listed with a 'rapid response' unit specialising in death threats, and a security engineer came to install a panic button by our bed that would have the police there within four minutes, that a trembly feeling started up in my stomach."

Walden also voiced her concerns about having to explain the increased security to nine-year-old daughter Elise.

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"I thought about the nine-year-old, I'd told to stay in her bedroom until 'Daddy's work colleagues have gone' and composed a convincing lie for when, as she inevitably did, my daughter asked what the contraption in our bedroom was for," she said.

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The piece saw Walden call for an end to social media anonymity in an effort to limit such threats.

Last week, the unknown person left a comment on Spencer's Instagram account that included the words: "This isn't a threat, Piers it's a promise, you're getting killed."

Walden said Facebook, which owns Instagram, was helping police to track down the IP address of the individual.

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