Kate Prank Call DJ Tells of Death Threats

Mel Greig says: "I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our name on it sent to police stations."

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The Australian radio DJ whose prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital was blamed for the subsequent suicide of a nurse has told how she received death threats and bullets in the post.

An interview with Mel Greig will be shown on the flagship BBC2 news program Newsnight tonight.

In remarks reported on the BBC website, Ms Greig says: "I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our name on it sent to police stations."

She said that at one point someone had rung her mother and said "eye for an eye, you deserve to die".

Jacintha Saldanha died in 2012, after receiving the hoax call to a London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ms Greig and colleague Michael Christian were working for Sydney-based radio station 2Day FM when they made their prank call to King Edward VII's Hospital in December 2012.

They pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles asking about the duchess's treatment for severe morning sickness, during what was her first pregnancy.

Mrs Saldanha, 46, answered the call and transferred it to a colleague, who gave details of the duchess's condition.

Mrs Saldanha was found hanged three days later.

At Mrs Saldanha's inquest last month, Ms Greig apologised to the nurse's family and the other nurse, saying: "This tragedy is always going to stay with me as a constant reminder."

In February 2013, the Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter against the two DJs.

At last month's inquest, Coroner Fiona Wilcox concluded Mrs Saldanha had taken her own life.

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The coroner said the call had been "clearly pressing on her mind" but that she had had "appropriate" support from the hospital.