Denise Welch has revealed how she was terrified when an alleged stalker turned up at her home wielding a knife.
The Loose Women panellist was reportedly in bed with husband Lincoln Townley when the suspect broke into the grounds of their home in darkness.
It’s reported that the couple quickly called 999 and police rushed to the scene and arrested the man.
A source close to the Geordie TV star told the publication: “Denise and Townley were left really shaken by what happened.
“They started getting unwanted attention which culminated in a man armed with a knife being outside their property.”
The source revealed that the couple didn’t know the man or have any idea why he decided to focus on them.
The source added: “They are determined to stand up for themselves and do whatever they can to ensure it stops.”
The man has reportedly been charged with stalking, having a knife in a public place, arson and criminal damage. It’s said he will appear in court later this year.
The Mirror has contacted Denise’s representatives for comment.
Denise, a previous Celebrity Big Brother winner, has been targeted by trolls and stalkers in the past.
She revealed how Lincoln had tracked down a troll in 2016, while four years earlier she was being urged to kill herself by a cyber stalker.
More recently, the star has been looking after her sick dad.
Denise updated fans of 84-year-old Vin’s condition earlier this month, saying he had “a bit of a fall” in March..
She told how Vin was now at home with her but explained the he has been going “downhill” since Christmas.
“At Christmas he had a big meal and he had indigestion and instead of it going away it’s triggered some gallstone issues, and he’s just gone downhill since then,” she admitted.
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