NSW Police say they have been made aware of a Facebook page that has allegedly made disturbing death threats against baby-faced singer Jack Vidgen.
The 14-year-old from Manly Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has been tipped as a favourite to win Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent in Tuesday night’s grand final.
In recent days, Vidgen has been the focus of criticism over a song he sung on the show, Yes I Am, that he claimed to have written himself. Critics have since claimed he wrote the song with the assistance of others.
While police would release no details of the Facebook page in question, it had reportedly contained disturbing death threats against the teenage singer.
It is understood that the page has been reported to Facebook.
NSW Police said they would launch an investigation once a formal complaint had been made by a member of the Vidgen family.
‘Police have been made aware of the Facebook page. However, at this time, we have not received a formal complaint from Jack Vidgen or his family,’ said a statement.
‘If a complaint is received, police will investigate the matter fully, as we would with any complaint regarding social media.’
NSW Police said that while there are no specific offences in NSW dealing with social networking, charges can be laid against stalkers or those considered to be intimidating or menacing a child, if there is sufficient evidence.
The finale of Australia’s Got Talent for 2011 airs on Seven, this Tuesday August 2 from 7.30pm