Professor Phil Jones, the scientist at the centre of the "Climategate" leaked email scandal, has told how he considered suicide over the affair.
“There were death threats,” he said. “People said I should go and kill myself. They said they knew where I lived. I did think about it, yes. About suicide. I thought about it several times, but I think I’ve got past that stage now.”
He said that his five-year-old granddaughter was instrumental in helping him through.
“I wanted to see her grow up," he said.
Prof Jones has stood aside as head of the CRU while a Norfolk police inquiry investigates thousands of emails and other documents stolen from the university's computer server and published on the internet. Read more.