Piers Morgan may be able to dish out the heat, but when it comes to online trolls serving it up… he’s got ZERO patience.
The controversial British TV anchor has been getting “chilling death threats” online.
Not only that, his son has also received similar threats from online trolls.
Piers & His Son, Spencer
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One person commented on a social media post, “Piers Morgan you’re a marked man, calling the police, big tech or beefing up security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat piers it’s a promise, your getting killed.”
On Thursday night, 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.”
Piers Received ‘Chilling’ Death Threats Online
He continued, “That’s why I reported it and I am grateful to the Met Police and Greater Manchester Police for taking it so seriously.”
On January 6, he tweeted, “Cowardly threats have consequences.
Cowardly threats have consequences. 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/rdKxWUZrZb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 6, 2022
The threats were so bad, police advised the TV personality to install a panic button next to his bedside.
His son, Spencer, was also targeted by the troll.
They messaged him, “If you don’t get your dad, your getting it or your mum.”
According to the outlet, the male suspect is believed to have been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act.
On Friday morning, Morgan tweeted, “Thanks to everyone who’s sent nice messages about this, it’s appreciated and a reminder that most people aren’t vile trolls. As for those who’ve inevitably sent more threats/abuse, just be mindful: if you cross a line, or involve my family, I will come for you.”
Piers Warns He Will Come For Any Other Malicious Trolls
Thanks to everyone who’s sent nice messages about this, it’s appreciated and a reminder that most people aren’t vile trolls.
As for those who’ve inevitably sent more threats/abuse, just be mindful: if you cross a line, or involve my family, I will come for you. 👇👇 https://t.co/xCrDEoQuXu
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 7, 2022
Law enforcement conducted an investigation for six months before making the arrest, and one year after the initial threat was made.
A source close to the former “Good Morning Britain” and “Life Stories” host told The Sun, “This is a point of principle for Piers — he will not tolerate evil threats being sent to his loved ones. A troll sent an unbelievably vile and graphic message to both Piers and Spencer, pledging to kill. An arrest has finally been made but the lengthy investigation is still ongoing.”
The source added, “Piers hopes this evil troll ends up in prison where he belongs. Hopefully it’ll also act as a deterrent to other online abusers.”
The suspect was arrested on August 3 on suspicion of sending death threats.
Technical devises such as his phone and tablets were taken for forensic analysis.
He is reportedly on bail, and a decision on whether or not he will be charged is outstanding.