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Frankie Boyle turns to cops over death threats

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May 29, 2013 | 11:25pm EDT

Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle has contacted police after receiving online death threats, according to a U.K. report. The controversial comedian, who has sparked public outrage with his abrasive routines, has been hit with a barrage of abuse on the web recently, and editors at Britain's Daily Star newspaper report he has now called in cops. A police spokesperson tells the publication, "We have received a complaint regarding online activity and inquiries are ongoing." Boyle previously attracted 500 complaints from TV viewers in the U.K. over a quip about reality star Katie Price's disabled son in 2010, and earlier this month (May13), he was blasted by health campaigners over a joke he made about Angelina Jolie's breasts following the revelation she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy.

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