Presenter targeted by internet 'trolls'

Richard Bacon endured nearly two years of abuse before making a complaint to the police. Credit: PA Wire

Former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon has revealed how he has been targeted by abusive internet "trolls".

The BBC Radio Five Live presenter suffered nearly two years of anonymous online abuse directed not only at him, but at his wife and baby.

He has complained to police, and through making a documentary on his experience met preyed on by "RIP trolls" that post offence messages on tribute sites. He says more needs to be done to tackle the issue of online "trolling". He said:

"It's definitely growing and it's definitely getting worse. You have got to try and work out where critical comment crosses over into harassment."