X Factor judge rape threat

DETECTIVES are investigating a rape threat against Cheryl Cole in an answer phone message left on Dermot O’Leary’s mobile phone.

The X Factor presenter was believed to have raised the alarm after picking up the threat on his voicemail left by an unknown caller.

A City of London Police spokesman confirmed an investigation had been launched into an “offensive message”.

“We are investigating claims of an offensive message being left on a mobile telephone. It follows a complaint from a member of the public,” the spokesman said.

Security for The X Factor judges was increased in 2008 after a tracking device was put into Simon Cowell’s car.

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