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Duncan Bannatyne issues 30k reward targeting blackmailer

Duncan Bannatyne, one of the Dragons in popular UK television show ‘Dragons Den’ has issued a reward for £30,000 after receiving messages threatening his daughter.

Bannatyne and his daughter received the threats via Twitter account tagged YuriVasilyev_

Messages have been sent for a while now, but the latest is a direct threat, reading “Dear Dragon. My name is Yuri Vasilyev and I’m looking for a £35,000 investment to stop us hurting your Hollie Bannatyne. We will bring hurt and pain into your life. We are watching her. She is very attractive. Want photos? Tweet using the hashtag #4money to confirm payment will be made.”

The nickname Hrodna is also used, which is a city in Belarus. This may have been used to try and throw people off the location however, as Bannatyne has received information detailing that the source may be in Moscow.

Bannatyne himself has posted on Twitter, issuing a £30,000 reward. “I offer [a] £30,000 reward for the capture of the coward who calls himself Yuri Vasilyev. Double if his arms are broken.”

Kitguru says: More updates as we have them.

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