Police Probe TV Star Death Threats
15 November 2012, 12:33 | Updated: 15 November 2012, 12:37
Bedfordshire Police are investigating after a Twitter user sent death threats to a Luton-born actress from the TV show Inbetweeners.
Emily Atack, who plays Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the E4 show, contacted police after receiving a number of threatening tweets from a user calling themself Jeff Jones.
A message from Twitter account @jeffjon56599388 said: ``Emily its time 4 u to leave this world, ur last hours wnt be pleasant, it will acheive the objective.''
Another said: ``u sound happy!? im glad!!! visit yr family now...tell them goodbye! it'll be yr last chance to do so!!!!!!''
The 22-year-old actress contacted Bedfordshire Police and urged her followers to do the same.
From her account EmAtack, she tweeted: ``Everyone report @jeffjon56599388 ^https://twitter.com/jeffjon56599388@ never read/seen anything so vicious towards me in my whole life.''
Atack, who has also appeared on ITV's Dancing On Ice, then replied to her abuser saying, ``Prison for you'', and told fans, ``Hi all, thanks for your nice tweets! Police are on the case. X''
A Bedfordshire Police spokeswoman said: ``I can confirm that we received a complaint reporting malicious communications and our investigations are ongoing.''