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Police investigating after rugby referee receives horrific death threat

Police are now investigating following a horrific death threat sent to a rugby referee.

The Rugby Football League are looking into the message that is believed to have been sent by a Warrington fan.

Official Rob Hicks forwarded it to the RFL, who in turn alerted the police and a probe is ongoing.

The tweet, sent by someone claiming to be called James Clarke, said: “There ya go have that ya f***ing @therfl scumbags.

“You’ll all be killed tomorrow. Robert Hicks will be shot dead live on TV.

“WATCH AND LEARN. Enough of your corruption. Scumbags.”

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