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Stephen Nolan sent intimidating 'bullet in your head' message

Stephen Nolan has been sent an intimidating message through social media which includes a mention of the radio host being shot.

In a expletive-laden message posted to the Facebook page of the radio presenter, its author writes if it was "15 or 20 years ago", someone would "put a bullet in ur f****** head".

After Nolan posted the message onto his Twitter feed underneath the word "vile", Twitter users rallied to support the radio host, with suggestions he report the message to police.

"Report it to the PSNI and Twitter," wrote Alliance party leader Naomi Long.

Another user wrote: "We can all have a moan about you Stephen, but that sort of nonsense deserves reported. Twitter can be the bottom of the swamp for some."

The message sent to radio host Stephen Nolan

A BBC Northern Ireland spokesperson said: "We are aware of the comments. We take the safety of everyone associated with BBC Northern Ireland seriously.

“We do not comment on individual matters.”

A PSNI spokesman said: "We do not discuss the security of individuals and no inference should be drawn from this. However, if we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk we will inform them accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk."

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