Piers Morgan warned “cowardly threats have consequences” after a man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill the broadcaster.

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]”.

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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”.

A statement to PA from the Metropolitan Police said: “On Wednesday, 17 February 2021, police received a report of malicious communications relating to messages sent on social media.

“Officers have spoken with the complainant in person.

“On 3rd August a 43-year-old man was arrested in Manchester on suspicion of making threats to kill. He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

“The investigation remains ongoing.”

Additional reporting by PA.

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