Latest: Police investigate 'vile' Twitter comments about Jamie Vardy's young daughter

Latest: Police investigate 'vile' Twitter comments about Jamie Vardy's young daughter

Update 6.33pm: Police have confirmed that they are investigating after Twitter trolls made referenced the one-year-old daughter of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

Leicestershire Police said: "Leicestershire Police is investigating a report of malicious communication being sent via social media.

"A report was made today of an abusive message being received yesterday by a woman on Twitter. Inquiries remain ongoing and the force is liaising with Leicester City Football Club."

Earlier: Leicester forward Jamie Vardy has hit out at "shocking and vile" Twitter trolls who made threats against his one-year-old daughter.

The graphic abuse came after the Leicester striker's fiancee posted pictures of the toddler wearing a Foxes shirt ahead of their match against Southampton on Sunday.

Rebekah Nicholson tweeted the shots of her daughter wearing the blue T-shirt with "Daddy" emblazoned on the back, which prompted shocking threats on the social networking site.

She responded to one: "There are no words for people like you! You need locking up."

Vardy posted a screenshot of the threats, with the words "shocking and vile".

Police are in contact with Vardy's club Leicester over the abuse.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: "We are aware of the tweets and are liaising with the club. No formal complaint has yet been made."

She added that if a complaint is made, the force will launch an investigation.

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