Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/12/ashes_email_death_threat/

Man arrested over Ashes email death threats

Silly mid-off

By John Leyden

Posted in Bootnotes, 12th September 2005 14:44 GMT

In brief Police investigating email death threats against members of the Australian cricket squad arrested a 32 year-old from Stoke-on-Trent today. The man was reportedly arrested after being traced through his email address.

A police spokesman told the BBC the man was arrested on charges of making threats to kill and released on police bail until 27 October. Aussie fast Bowler Brett Lee told Australia's Nine Network that the threats made in the run-up to the final test at the Oval. "We were aware of some death threats. It is obviously now a matter for the police," he said. Lee added that security experts traveling with the team guarded their safety. ®