Man convicted of stalking Lily Allen is sectioned

Lily Allen Credit: PA

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.