A man has been arrested after an online troll sent death threats to Piers Morgan and his son Spencer.
Officers from two of the country’s biggest police forces have been investigating online messages sent to the MailOnline columnist, 56, and his eldest son, 28.
According to The Sun, a man is believed to have been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act following a six-month investigation.
The arrest comes nearly a year after a troll targeted Mr Morgan and his son with threats.
One message sent to the star said: ‘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] going to get killed’.
Mr Morgan said last night: ‘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.’
The threats forced Mr Morgan to install a panic button near his bed, on the advice of police.
The troll also messaged Mr Morgan’s son, telling him: ‘If you don’t get your dad, your [sic] getting it or your mum.’
The Sun reported that the suspected troll was arrested on suspicion of sending death threats on August 3.
He has reportedly been released on bail and a decision on whether he will be charged is imminent.
Source: Thanks msn.com