Piers Morgan says police turned his home into ‘Fort Knox’ after he was sent death threats online

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Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain (ITV)
Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain (ITV)

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has compared his home to “Fort Knox” after receiving a number of online death threats.

Morgan revealed last month that he had reported the threats to the Met Police, who confirmed they were looking into the incident.

Appearing on This Morning earlier today (3 March), Morgan was read aloud some of the abuse and threats he had been sent, by presenter Phillip Schofield.

“I’ve taken action over it,” Morgan said in response. “Twitter is what it is, but I think there is a line.

“When people come after me, that’s fine, but there’s got to be a line and to have people actually make specific death threats to you and your family...”

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Morgan then confirmed he had called the police, whom he described as “brilliant”.

The former News of the World editor also said that he had been contacted by Facebook (the company which owns Instagram, the social media site where Morgan received some of the threats).

“[Facebook] agreed to speak to the police,” he said. “They’ve been helping the police and I want to see how this process works.

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“I’m doing it, not really for me or other high profile people, we can take care of ourselves to a degree and afford the security. My place is like Fort Knox now thanks to the police,” Morgan added. “But what about regular people who have to put up with this obscene stuff every day?”

On 18 February, Met Police told The Independent: “Officers have spoken with the complainant in person. At this early stage, it is believed that the person responsible for the posts may have deleted the associated social media accounts. Enquiries remain ongoing.