Spanish police say they have arrested an American woman who had been threatening to kill British physicist Stephen Hawking while he was in Spain for an astronomy conference.
Police said the woman was arrested in a hotel near where a conference being attended by Hawking was being held on Tenerife this week.
The woman had been following Hawking and had recently sent him death threats according to police, who added that the woman, 37, who they did not name, may suffer from mental health problems.
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Pop culture's favourite professor is to appear at Glastonbury Festival this year, organisers have revealed.
Professor Stephen Hawking has made cameos in The Simpsons and Monty Python and now will appear at the festival's Kidz Field this summer.
Glastonbury Festival runs from 24th-28th June and is held on Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Tickets for this year's event sold out in a record-breaking 26 minutes.
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