Police are investigating after a Twitter user sent death threats to Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack.

Emily, who plays Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the E4 show, contacted police after receiving a number of threatening tweets from a user calling themselves Jeff Jones.

A message from Twitter account @jeffjon56599388 said: "Emily its time 4 u to leave this world, ur last hours wnt be pleasant, it will achieve the objective."

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Another said: "u sound happy!? im glad!!! visit yr family now...tell them goodbye! it'll be yr last chance to do so!!!!!!"

The 22-year-old actress, who was born in Luton, contacted Bedfordshire Police and urged her followers to do the same.

From her account EmAtack, she tweeted: "Everyone report @jeffjon56599388 never read/seen anything so vicious towards me in my whole life."

Atack, who has also appeared on ITV's Dancing On Ice, then replied to her abuser saying, "Prison for you", and told fans, "Hi all, thanks for your nice tweets! Police are on the case. X"

A Bedfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that we received a complaint reporting malicious communications and our investigations are ongoing."

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