- By Jamie Roberton: ITV News
Police are investigating "vile" Twitter trolls who threatened to rape Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's one-year-old daughter.
Vardy's fiance Rebecca Nicholson was bombarded with sexual threats - which are too graphic to publish - after tweeting a picture of their daughter wearing a Leicester City shirt with "Daddy" number 9 on the back.
The England international shared screengrabs of the threats, calling them "shocking and vile".
Vardy's fiance also responded to one of the tweets, saying: "There are no words for people like you - you need locking up."
The accounts have since been either suspended or deleted.
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson confirmed to ITV News that officers were investigating the abuse and were in contact with Leicester City.
A spokesperson for Leicester City told ITV News that the messages were "shocking".
Vardy, 29, has played a pivotal role in table-topping Leicester's stunning season.
The club moved closer to securing their first ever league title with a 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.