Piers Morgan issues update after ‘vile yob made death threat against TV host and son’

Piers has issued an update after an online troll posted a death threat to Piers Morgan and one of his sons on Twitter (Image: Talk TV)

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Piers Morgan has issued an update after "some vile yob" made a death threat to himself and one of his sons.

Speaking on his TalkTV show this evening, the presenter, 57, said there's still been "no charging decision 16 months on".

In January it was reported that someone had been arrested for making a death threat against the ex-newspaper editor and his child.

Piers said of the experience at the time: “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.

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“That’s why I reported it and I am grateful to the Met Police and Greater Manchester Police for taking it so seriously.”

Piers bought the episode up when he was talking about whether Donald Trump should be given his Twitter account back, telling guest Ben Ferguson: "I was on Instagram when some vile yob, in this country in the UK posted a death threat to me and one of my sons on his Instagram page."

He went on: "It’s going through the legal process now and it’s taken 16 months and there’s still been no charging decision."

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"I was absolutely incensed that someone would target one of my kids like that with a genuinely horrible death threat and I’ve decided to pursue it," the controversial journalist said.

In April, Piers spoke about the backlash and abuse he and his family faced after he slammed Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah and the allegations she made, on Good Morning Britain.

The presenter famously stormed off the show when he got in fiery debate with weatherman Alex Beresford, about Piers' reaction to the interview.

Meghan complained to ITV about Piers questioning her mental health assertions and there were more than 57,000 complaints to Ofcom about Piers speaking out against Meghan and Prince Harry.

Speaking to Billy Bush and his ExtraTV site, Piers said: “All I can say is there were 57,000 complaints against me, which were drive by an online mob that came for me all day, came for members of my family, who were abusing my sons all day long, issuing death threats to them.”

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When asked if his wife supported him 100%, Piers said: “My wife's always been completely supportive about this, but she hates the online abuse…

"The idea my sons had to be targeted by so-called liberals in a way that was threatening to them, abusive to them… is completely disgusting.”

Piers also revealed that he has had contact from inside the Royal Family, saying that after he spoke out, he had "some messages communicated to me” from “members of the royal family.”

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Billy asked if the messages were from “upper-level people” but Piers was unwilling to divulge that information.

He just added: “Well, I’m not going to go into who it was, but what I can say is gratitude for someone who was standing up for me.”