Page last updated at 16:26 GMT, Friday, 20 June 2008 17:26 UK

Walliams' stalker sentence delay

David Walliams
Walliams at the Prince Caspian premiere earlier this week

The sentencing of a woman who stalked Little Britain star David Walliams has been postponed to allow time for a second psychiatric report.

Sarah Bartholomew, 29, had been warned in May that she could face a "significant" jail term after admitting breaching strict bail conditions.

Bartholomew sent Walliams threatening and sexually explicit letters.

On Friday, the judge at Highbury Magistrates Court in London adjourned sentencing until 4 July.

Deputy District Judge Jabbitt told Bartholomew, "I am clearly concerned that if you are to receive treatment you receive it as soon as possible. "

"But you cannot be transferred until I have the authority of two doctors."

Ms Bartholomew was arrested in May, but continued to contact Mr Walliams and his agent while on bail.


Ms Bartholomew, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, pleaded guilty at a hearing in April to harassing Mr Walliams between last October and February this year, and was released on bail.

She had started following the comedian in 2004, and was frequently seen near his home and the BBC, where he worked.

Late last year, his solicitors wrote to her ordering her to cease contact. In response, she began to email the lawyers and Mr Walliams' agent, Carl Hill.

According to prosecutors, the messages began to take on darker tones, with one reading: "David knows what's coming to him."

Ms Bartholomew also sent the TV star underwear, cuddly toys, chocolates and DVDs.

In one message, she said: "I'd rip off your pants in a sexual frenzy. You can have me how you want - I'm ever so bendy."

She was arrested on 3 May for witness intimidation after sending text messages to Mr Hill and hand-delivering items to the star's home.

But, after being released on bail on 6 May, she resumed contact with the agent - after which she was arrested and remanded in custody at Holloway Prison.

Walliams' stalker faces jail term
30 May 08 |  Entertainment
Little Britain duo 'plan movies'
17 May 08 |  Entertainment
Strike delays US Little Britain
19 Nov 07 |  Entertainment
Little Britain to be made for US
12 Jul 07 |  Entertainment
Little Britain in race for Emmys
10 Oct 06 |  Entertainment
'Movie deal' for Little Britain
15 Sep 06 |  Entertainment
Little Britain's stars aim for US
31 Jul 06 |  Entertainment

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific