POLICE have confirmed they are investigating after two letters with bullets were sent addressed to Oldham Athletic owner Abdallah Lemsagam and his brother.

Brown envelopes addressed to Mr Lemsagam and his brother Mo were opened at Latics’ Boundary Park stadium on Tuesday morning and the terrifying discovery of two bullets, one with each letter, was made.

A threatening letter warning the owner to sell the club was broadcast on TV by Sky Sports.

The shocking incident came on the same day that Mr Lemsagam, who has been unpopular with fans, with many protesting, announced that he was “speaking to certain credible bidders” about buying the club.

He said: “I want the best for the club and I think the best for the club is that it is now passed on to new owners.

“My team is speaking to certain credible bidders and I am happy to speak to others.

“I would ask that every section of the fan base gets behind the team, whatever you think about me it is in everyone’s interests that our great club wins this battle.”

Fans group Push The Boundary (PTB) has moved quickly to condemn the threatening letters.

A spokesman said: “This type of behaviour has no place in our society.

“All this type of behaviour does is derail the hard work done by honest law-abiding supporters.

“The club had already admitted in their statement that talks were ongoing with credible people.

“As we stated numerous times previously, we urge supporters to be respectful at all times.

“Emotions may run high but making any form of threat and abuse should never be tolerated.

“PTB will work with the club, if required, to assist in identifying the person(s) involved.”

Confirming officers are investigating the incident, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman added: “We are aware of a situation involving a report of malicious communications at Oldham Athletic Football Club.

“Our investigation is in its very early stages, and our enquiries are ongoing.”

If you have any information contact police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.