Jamie Bryson has revealed that he has contacted the PSNI after receiving further sinister threats to his life.
In the latest series of abusive messages, seen by Belfast Live, Mr Bryson was told he would be put “six foot under” and received threats to shoot him.
These were reported to the PSNI on 14 July, however over a week later Mr Bryson said the threats have increased in both intensity and frequency.
It’s not the first time the 31-year-old has been threatened or received information from police about potential attacks on him and his home.
Last month, Mr Bryson revealed that he was visited by the PSNI to warn of a ‘credible threat’ to his life.
The Loyalist activist said he was made aware of the threat by police as he prepared for a football game at a local club.
In a statement, he told Belfast Live: “In the latest episode they included threats to attack my property with petrol bombs, that I would be ‘taken out’ and further threats this individual would kill me.
“Unusually, these threats do not emanate from an anonymous or fake account, but rather an individual using their own name. In this regard, I find it hard to believe this person could not be located inside seven days.
“I tend to ignore most of this kind of behaviour, and most certainly have no interest in turning myself into a professional victim, but I do think occasionally- especially in relation to threatening behaviour such as the present incident- that it is important to highlight the actual level of abuse some people have to endure, which goes far beyond a few critical tweets.”
He added: “This year alone an individual – entirely unrelated to this incident – has been convicted of a series of charges for harassing me, my property has been attacked and I have been served with a number of verified death threats. I can only imagine the outcry if such actions, which are all unconnected, were directed against anyone else.”
The Donaghadee native has urged the PSNI to act: “I would hope to see swift PSNI action given the identity of the perpetrator is known, and given the ongoing nature of the threats – which are increasing in both frequency and intensity- I’d be expecting robust objections to bail.”
A PSNI spokesperson said: “We do not discuss the security of individuals and no inference should be drawn from this.
“However, if we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk, we will inform them accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk.”