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Jake Quickenden has appealed to police for help after a vile troll sent a death threat to his baby son Leo.
The X Factor star Jake, 32, was horrified to discover a fake account in his five month old son's name on Twitter.
Jake was bombarded with disgusting tweets from the account, called 'Jake Quickenden baby is ugly'.
One horrific tweet from the account, which has now been deleted, is said to have told Jake's baby to 'die' because he was ugly.
Jake appealed to Essex police for help as he re-shared a tweet from the account.
He wrote: "Can someone from @EssexPoliceUK surely help this page is disgusting!! Need to find out who is behind it".
Dancing on Ice star Jake then hit out at the anonymous troll in a later tweet which read: "You got problems…. F**king absolute disgrace!!!"
Jake was soon flooded with support from fans and celebrity friends, including Coleen Nolan and Shane Richie's son Shane Nolan, who urged for the account to get shut down.
One fan told Jake: "Find it outstanding that he still follows you. What an absolute g**p".
To which Jake responded: "Yeah mate mad some sad jealous weirdo with nothing going for them so they wish death upon my baby…. This is why social media needs to do more, I wish I could find out who it was".
After an outpouring of support, Jake shared his gratitude to his followers. He penned: "Thanks guys, you know what I can take some test giving me s**t, but there’s a line you don’t cross and wishing death on a baby is just crazy behaviour and whoever is behind it needs locking up, how in 2021 can we nit find out who are behind these fake accounts!"
Jake later added: "I’d love to do a show where you work with the police to track down some of these racist and horrible trolls and knock on their door with the people they have trolled!! @ITV @BBC surely this is doable and can help and show the effect these people have on others."
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Heartbreakingly, this isn't the first time Jake's son has been targeted by sick trolls.
Jake's girlfriend Sophie, who is mum to their son Leo, was previously told to "drown your baby" in a shocking online attack.
Reality star Jake told new! magazine in May: "It really shocked me. I’m used to people trolling me, but because I don’t respond to them, they saw an opportunity to target Leo instead.
"It hurt, but you have to ask yourself, 'Why are people doing this?' Sophie received one saying, 'Why don’t you drown your baby.' Something must change with the online laws."
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