The TV star reportedly received messages telling him he was “a marked man” and it was a “promise” that he was “getting killed”.
The troll also threatened Morgan’s son Spencer, 28, who was told he would “get it” if his father did not.
A screenshot published byThe Sun of a social media comment received by Morgan reads: “@piersmorgan your 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 getting killed [sic]”.
Speaking to the newspaper, Morgan 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.”
Tweeting The Sun’s front-page article, he added: “Cowardly threats have consequences”.
Cowardly threats have consequences. 👇👇👇 https://t.co/rdKxWUZrZb