Piers Morgan has welcomed the reported arrest of an online troll who allegedly made death threats against him and son Spencer in a number of chilling messages
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TV star Piers Morgan called for action against online trolls after one was reportedly arrested for making death threats against him and his son.
The presenter, 56, is said to have received sinister messages along with his son Spencer.
Piers 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.”
In the chilling message he was said to be a “marked man” and that no security measures could save him.
The troll added a “promise” that the TV star was “getting killed”, the Sun reports.
They also reportedly targeted his 28-year-old son and said he would “get it” if his dad didn’t.
The man is understood to have been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act.
He was said to have been arrested on suspicion of sending death threats on August 3 and his phone and tablets were removed for forensic analysis.
However, it is understood that no decision on a charge has yet been made.
The Mirror contacted the Met Police but they were unable to confirm the arrest.
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