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Police launch investigation over sick social media death threats against Piers Morgan and his family

Police launch investigation over sick social media death threats against Piers Morgan and his family after GMB host was told ‘you’re getting killed’ and son Spencer warned to ‘watch your back’

  • Good Morning Britain host was told in a comment that he was a ‘marked man’ 
  • The presenter was warned going to police ‘isn’t going to stop us getting you’
  • Police say enquiries ongoing after receiving malicious communications report

Police are investigating after death threats were sent to Piers Morgan on social media.

The Good Morning Britain host was told in a comment on an Instagram post he shared of him and son Spencer at Kensington’s Holland Park, that he was a ‘marked man’.

The commenter added that contacting the authorities or beefing up his security ‘isn’t going to stop us getting you’ and warned: ‘This isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your (sic) getting killed’.

Spencer was also tagged and told to ‘watch his back’ while further threats were made to Piers’ wife, Celia Walden. 

The Good Morning Britain host was told in a comment on an Instagram post he shared of him and son Spencer at Kensington’s Holland Park, that he was a ‘marked man’

The commenter added that contacting the authorities or beefing up his security 'isn't going to stop us getting you' and warned: 'This isn't a threat Piers it's a promise, your (sic) getting killed'

The commenter added that contacting the authorities or beefing up his security ‘isn’t going to stop us getting you’ and warned: ‘This isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your (sic) getting killed’

Piers wrote on Wednesday: 'UPDATE: I've reported these death threats to @metpoliceuk and look forward to hearing back from them. I'm also keen to hear what steps @instagram @ Facebook are taking to identify the person who made the death threats on their platform & has now deleted their account'

Piers wrote on Wednesday: ‘UPDATE: I’ve reported these death threats to @metpoliceuk and look forward to hearing back from them. I’m also keen to hear what steps @instagram @ Facebook are taking to identify the person who made the death threats on their platform & has now deleted their account’

The presenter brought the messages to the attention of his 7.7 million Twitter followers, writing:’ Another day, another death threat’ and asking fans to help track down the person behind the account.

Now he has revealed that further steps have been taken and that he has involved the Metropolitan Police.  

He wrote on Wednesday: ‘UPDATE: I’ve reported these death threats to @metpoliceuk and look forward to hearing back from them. 

‘I’m also keen to hear what steps @instagram @ Facebook are taking to identify the person who made the death threats on their platform & has now deleted their account.’

When it was suggested by one follower that the police report would not result in any action, Piers responded: ‘Well they’re definitely taking this seriously.. they’re round my house now taking a statement.’

A Met Police spokesman told the Daily Star: ‘We have received a report of malicious communications relating to messages sent on social media. Enquiries are ongoing.’ 

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