A mentally ill stalker who broke into pop star Lily Allen's bedroom has been sectioned by a judge.
Alex Gray, 31, from Perth in Scotland, was earlier convicted of stalking the singer after sending her abusive letters, spending nights in her back garden and eventually breaking in and wrenching at her bedroom door.
Allen, 31 was forced to leave the family home for good.
A victim impact statement read before the judge said she was "left terrified for my and my children's safety", having been in the room when the defendant gained access to her flat.
A man who was in the property with her at the time removed Gray, who later told police he would "cut her with a knife".
Gray showed no emotion as he was handed an indeterminate hospital order and restraining order for burglary and stalking at Harrow Crown Court, north London, on Friday.
Alex Gray, 30, stalked the singer for seven years and is awaiting sentence.Read the full story ›
Lily Allen said police made her feel like a "nuisance rather than a victim" over her seven-year stalking ordeal.Read the full story ›
Celebrities in Scotland have expressed their sadness after fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art.
Singer Lily Allen who is currently on tour in Scotland, Scottish actor Colin McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in detective drama Taggart and Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin all tweeted about the fire:
Oh no! This Glasgow School Of Art fire is devastating.
Just heard about devastating fire at Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings. Sad sad news.
Singer Lily Allen is recovering in hospital from a vomiting bug after falling ill while she waited to appear on a TV chat show.Read the full story ›
Lily Allen showed some refreshing honesty after she agreed with a fan who said her new songs were "docile pop rubbish".
Allen has released three singles so far since comeback late last year. Hard Out Here, Air Balloon and L8 CMMR all hit the top ten, while her new album, titled Sheezus, is released in May.
Despite the new material being a chart success, one man took to Twitter to voice his complaints. Surprisingly, Allen agreed - blaming radio stations and her record label.
@lilyallen's new music is actually docile pop rubbish. So disappointing. She properly just wrote some rubbish to cash some cheques.
@rfwilding what you've heard so far yes. All i can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won't play the better stuff.
Former Beatle wins "songwriter's songwriter" at the NME Awards, but said "the great thing" about music is "you don't know how you do it".Read the full story ›
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Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.
In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."
Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:
Yes, after tragically loosing a child so late in to mypregnancy I may have gained a few pounds,I am one of many that find comfort in food.
I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being