Security is stepped up round the band after Justin Hawkins gets some very nasty letters...

The Darkness‘ JUSTIN HAWKINS has said he has received death threats.

The vocalist received a threatening letter last week.

He told today’s (February 25) Sun newspaper: “It was a hand-written letter, it’s very weird. It’s quite flattering that somebody wants to kill me but at the same time it’s very scary.

“I’m more concerned about my own safety really. You can’t go on being nice to everybody because sometimes people take the p*** and they start to take liberties.”

Hawkins has since received a second letter. Police are currently investigating the threats, and checking the letters for fingerprints. Security around the rest of the band has also been increased.