Victoria Beckham is 'scared to go out' after husband David was stalked

Victoria Beckham is ‘scared to go out’ after husband David’s stalker, 58, turned up at their homes and wrote him ‘threatening’ letters after believing she was in a relationship with him

  • Victoria Beckham said she had been left too afraid to leave her home by stalker
  • Sharon Bell, 58, charged with harassing David Beckham in five-year campaign
  • Bell imagined she was in a relationship with him and thought pair stole her eggs
  • She sent a series of chilling letters that left David ‘helpless and angry’ at them
  • District Judge Michael Snow said he was satisfied she had carried out stalking
  • He made order to detain Bell, in court by video-link, under the Mental Health Act
  • Victoria Beckham said today she was left too afraid to leave her own home after a stalker terrorised David and ‘threatened their family’.

    Sharon Bell, 58, was charged with harassing the former Manchester United and England midfielder with a series of letters after trying to contact him since 2016.

    She wrongly believed she was in a relationship with Beckham, 47, and that he and Victoria had conspired to steal her eggs from inside her body.

    Today the famous couple’s fear over her campaign of harassment was laid bare as Bell was detained under the Mental Health Act.

    In a statement read to Westminster Magistrates Court, David said: ‘I felt like the language in the letters was escalating and becoming more emotional and threatening to me and my family – and this worried me.

    ‘She appeared with no warning, making the threat more targeted and intimidating.

    ‘I felt helpless and angry that there was nothing I could do.’

    Beckham denied having a relationship with Bell, saying he had never seen her before.

    Victoria Beckham’s statement said: ‘Due to the volume of attention [my husband and I receive from fans], we are rarely informed of the nature of communications from fans.’

    Prosecutor Arizuna Asante added: ‘She is now scared to go out and it has made things harder for her.’

    Victoria Beckham said she had been left too afraid to leave her home by stalker Sharon Bell

    Victoria Beckham said she had been left too afraid to leave her home by stalker Sharon Bell

    Sharon Bell, 58, sent a series of chilling letters that left David 'helpless and angry' at them

    Sharon Bell, 58, sent a series of chilling letters that left David ‘helpless and angry’ at them

    Bell sent a handwritten letter to Beckham’s Oxfordshire home on July 5 last year telling him she planned to attend the property days later.

    ‘I have got your address from a detective agency, I hope you don’t mind. I have feelings for you, David,’ it read.

    ‘Victoria owes me some money, David, as she said she’s been robbing my bank account for years, which isn’t very nice. I would appreciate it if she wasn’t there.’

    The court heard Bell was ‘persistent’ when she arrived at the property on July 9 but left after being told by security it was the wrong address.

    Another letter was sent to the Beckhams’ home in Holland Park before Bell turned up on September 9.

    ‘Please be there, otherwise someone will go to the press and say you both have my roll numbers. Now that wouldn’t look good, would it, as you have got an OBE,’ the letter said.

    ‘You said if I write to you first and I’m unarmed (which I will be) then I can come in for a chat and a tea (Earl Grey is my favourite tea). I really want to chat to you, so please can I come in for a chat?’

    The letter also made reference to the home of television presenter Richard Madeley, and said: ‘I will not have a go at you.

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    ‘I just want to talk to you. You owe me that, David (PS I would like to be with you when you have brain surgery to give you a few new brain cells) and your friend Tom Cruise has really upset me, David.

    ‘He has done some terrible things to me.’

    In a third letter sent in October, Bell said: ‘I do love you and have done since we were children.’

    Beckham said he had never met Bell and told of his concern about her ‘escalating’ behaviour, which he felt was becoming ‘erratic and unpredictable’.

    ‘I felt like the language in the letter was escalating and becoming more emotional and threatening towards me and my family and this worried me,’ he said.

    ‘The letters were becoming increasingly threatening and obviously the female knew where I lived.’

    Bell, of Watford, was charged with stalking but did not face a criminal trial because she has a mental disorder.

    District Judge Michael Snow said he was satisfied she had carried out the criminal conduct and made an order to detain Bell, who appeared in court by video-link, under the Mental Health Act.

    He referred to the ‘rather frightening thought’ of her researching Beckham’s address and the ‘chilling words’ used in her letters.

    ‘He became frightened for the safety of his family, being concerned to what Ms Bell might do next,’ the judge added.