Man charged over threats to ABC journalist

Lara man charged with allegedly threatening journalist Mark Willacy and his family.

Victoria Police have charged a 25 year old man over allegedly making a threatening call to ABC investigative journalist Mark Willacy and his family.

The Lara man has been charged with one count of making a threat to kill and one count of use of a telecommunication device to menace following a report to police about an allegedly threatening call in November this year.

Media Watch reported on Monday that Mr Willacy received an anonymous call threatening his safety and that a man had been arrested.

ABC said Willacy received a message on his mobile phone as he sat in bed reading the papers at 5.40 in the morning.

The man was summoned to appear at Geelong Magistrates Court on June 29 next year.

Source: The Age