Police investigating Cheryl Cole death threats

Officers fear for the star’s safety, after she was bombarded with death threats for evicting Gamu

Cheryl Cole has faced a massive backlash since ditching singer Gamu Nhengu at the ‘judges houses’ stage of the X Factor last weekend. Now it’s said police fear for her safety, after intercepting a string of menacing death threats.

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The shocking and threatening rant was circulated via BlackBerry Messenger to phones around the country yesterday – according to the Sun – and appears to be fuelled by Cheryl’s decision not to take Gamu through to the next round.

The author – who went by the name of Supa Capone – also accuses Cheryl of being racist, and jealous of the African singer, and signs off the chilling message with the words: ‘Find me.’

‘I’ve never felt like dis over xfactor until u told gambu (sic) she is not going to the live show,’ the abusive tirade begins.

‘Dat cheryl was da biggest mistake of your life. U want to act innocent on tv like you don’t know wat ur doing. But we all know how racist you are. 

‘You are a hater. You can’t sing 2 save your life. So to make urself happy you want to get rid off all the good singers,’ the message – littered with foul language – continues, before going on to be just too offensive to print.

Gamu Nhengu - X Factor 2010 - Marie Claire

A series of other worrying death demands have also been found on social networking site Facebook since the show last weekend. 

Now it’s said worried X Factor bosses and specialists at Scotland Yard are looking into the matter, and it’s thought Cheryl’s security could be stepped up yet again.

Cheryl and the girls - X Factor 2010 - Marie Claire

The star is currently preparing for the live shows – set to start this Saturday – with her contestants, Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Katie Waissel.

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