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Piers Morgan reveals Facebook are investigating his death threats as he beefs up security at his 'Fort Knox' home

PIERS Morgan has revealed Facebook are investigating his death threats as he beefs up security at his "Fort Knox" home.

A vile troll used Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, to issue a sickening threat to him and his family last month.

Speaking on This Morning today, Piers, 55, looked emotional as he thanked the police for their help and for working with the social media platform to find the troll, after he immediately reported the abuse.

Telling This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that the online troll had "crossed a line", he said: "There is a line. Overt racism, homophobia, transphobia, but to have people actually make specific death threats.

"What I did was I called the police and they were brilliant. They came round and I said 'I have no idea who they are but I want to hold them accountable.'

"Facebook got involved, I know one of the top bosses there, and they contacted me and they agreed to work with the police on it.

"My place is like Fort Knox now, thanks to the police and I'm grateful for that."

Piers has now insisted that he will not let this incident fade away – and that he will see through the entire process in order to get justice.

He said: "I want them to be held accountable.

"I'm not really doing it for me, or people like me as we can afford to look after ourselves.

"I'm going to do it for all the people who are getting these sorts of threats and don't have the resources to do it – I am going to push this through right to the very end and I'm going to find out who did that threat and they're going to be held to account. And go to court if necessary, and I will appear in court if necessary."

It comes as, Piers' 27-year-old Spencer shared a screenshot of a grave threat after he posted a selfie with his famous dad.

From now-deleted user stevienewcombe, the message read: "You're a marked man, calling the police, big tech, or beefing up security isn't going to stop us getting to you, this isn't a threat, Piers it's a promise, you're getting killed."

They added in a second message: "Watch your back Spencer Morgan, if [we] don't get your dad, you're getting it or your mum is."

Unfazed Spencer hit back: "Good luck with that, b***h", but Piers reported it to authorities and told fans that it was being taken seriously."

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