The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Death threats for royal prank call presenters: Police


SYDNEY (AFP) - Death threats have been made against the Australian radio hosts at the centre of the royal prank call tragedy, police said on Friday, with station management reportedly hiring bodyguards and moving staff to safehouses.

Police have launched an investigation after a letter targeting presenter Michael Christian was seized, warning him there were "bullets out there with your name on it".

The letter was obtained by Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which said further threats were made involving a shotgun which it said were inappropriate to print.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said staff at 2Day FM's parent company Southern Cross Austereo have been receiving death threats all week following the death of a nurse at a London hospital who fielded the call.