Police probe sexual threats on Twitter to Jamie Vardy's 1-year-old daughter

London: Police are looking into sexual threats made on Twitter against the one-year-old daughter of Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

The abuse came after the fiancee of the Foxes forward posted pictures of the couple's child wearing a Leicester shirt ahead of the Premier League leaders' 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Leicestershire Police launched an investigation into the threats after a formal complaint was made on Monday.

Rebekah Nicholson tweeted shots of her daughter wearing a T-shirt with 'Daddy' emblazoned on the back, and this prompted rape threats on the social networking site.
Nicholson responded by saying: "There are no words for people like you! You need locking up."

Meanwhile Vardy posted a screenshot of the threats, with the words "shocking and vile". "Leicestershire Police is investigating a report of malicious communication being sent via social media," the force said in a statement.

"A report was made (on Monday) of an abusive message being received (on Sunday evening) by a woman on Twitter.

Inquiries remain ongoing and the force is liaising with Leicester City Football Club."

A Leicester spokesman called the abuse "shocking", saying: "We have offered our full support to Jamie and his family in dealing with this shocking abuse and referred the matter to the police."

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