Police investigation launched into threats against Swansea born author and columnist
POLICE are investigating complaints of harassment against a prominent Swansea-born author and columnist.
Julian Ruck has run an online blog publishing his thoughts on an almost daily basis for the past 18 months.
Mr Ruck claims his internet- based musings get around 1,500 views a week and last year attracted 33,000 views.
The author is also a Llanelli Star columnist and has recently been vocal about taxpayers' money going to what he calls the Welsh literati.
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He claims this has attracted criticism and, most recently, insulting and threatening comments on a rival blog created to mimic his own.
Mr Ruck reported this to Dyfed- Powys Police and received a visit from officers after rival bloggers posted threats to throw dog excrement and copies of his books at the windows of his home.
The author said: "I am perceived by some as being a serious threat to the old Labour Welsh establishment."
A spokeswoman for Dyfed- Powys Police confirmed an investigation is now under way into the threats made against Mr Ruck.
Sergeant Heulwen Aston said: "We have received a complaint of harassment and an officer is currently making inquiries into the matter."