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The chief exec of Ericsson, Kurt Hellström, has been sent a 9mm bullet along with a letter saying he will "die soon".

Swedish police are investigating the matter but as yet few details have been released.

A spokesman for Ericsson told The Register that Mr Hellström had received a bullet accompanied by a letter, but he declined to comment on what was in the note.

Today's Guardian reports that it was written in English and made up of letters cut out of newspapers and magazines.

It read: "Time has come, you will die soon."

The Ericsson spokesman declined to say exactly when the note was received except to say "recently".

He also declined to say whether security around Mr Hellström had been stepped up in response to the death threat.

Swedish police are investigating whether the threat is the act of a disgruntled employee or someone from outside the company.

Since March Ericsson's workforce has fallen by more than 20,000 at a time when senior figures have received bonuses, reported the Guardian.

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