Police investigating JK Rowling death threat as user sent bomb tweet

Police investigating JK Rowling death threat after trans activist urged Twitter users to send bomb to author’s home 

  • Author JK Rowling received a death threat online from a trans activist
  • A tweet was sent to her showing her family’s address and a pipe bomb
  • Police have confirmed that officers are now carrying out enquiries 
  • Police are investigating a death threat against J.K. Rowling after a trans activist urged Twitter users to send a bomb to the author’s home.

    The offensive tweet included a picture of the Harry Potter creator, her family’s address, an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook.

    Ms Rowling shared a screenshot of the June 14 threat on Friday, complaining that the activist’s Twitter account had been active for several weeks. She added: ‘The account remains active, naturally.’

    The account, featuring the transgender flag, had also tweeted the day before that feminist writers such as campaigner Julie Bindel should ‘keeeelllll’ themselves.

    JK Rowling tweeted out how a trans activist on twitter tweeted a picture of her family’s address and an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook

    JK Rowling tweeted out how a trans activist on twitter tweeted a picture of her family’s address and an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook

    The tweet in question remain online for hours despite it violating Twitter's terms of services

    The tweet in question remain online for hours despite it violating Twitter’s terms of services

    Last night, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘Officers are carrying out enquiries.’

    Fiona McAnena of campaign group Fair Play For Women told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The fact that people can make death threats publicly without worry is a telling indictment.’

    Yesterday, the abusive profile was finally deleted for violating Twitter rules.

    In 2020, Ms Rowling tweeted that she objected to the phrase ‘people who menstruate’ because it avoided the word ‘women’.

    #IStandWith JKRowling was trending on Twitter last night. Ms Rowling’s representatives declined to comment.