Denise Welch has said she was subjected to “terrifying” stalking and it is “frightening” not knowing why the alleged stalker targeted her.
The 62-year-old actor, known for her roles in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, exclusively opened up about the experience to The Independent, noting how she was in bed with her husband Lincoln Townley when a man armed with a knife turned up at their home. She said it was scary to learn an individual knew where she lived and “was prepared” to “invade” her private space.
The actor also hit out at the government’s decision not to introduce a register for serial high-risk perpetrators of stalking and domestic abuse this week.
The TV star, who often appears on Loose Women, said: “Yet again it doesn’t appear the government is doing as much as they can to tackle crimes against women. They promised things would change after Sarah Everard’s death but yet again we see these issues overlooked.
“My husband and I have been victim to a terrifying stalking incident. Because of legal reasons, I can’t talk in specific terms about my case, because it doesn’t go to court until later in the year.
“Often people are stalked by an ex-lover or someone they know. In our case, we have no idea and that is frightening. It was terrifying to know that somebody knew where you lived and was prepared to invade your space.”
She also said she was “too frightened to talk too much” about it and the alleged stalking has made her suddenly feel “incredibly vulnerable”.
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