The Crown star Claire Foy ‘was sent emails threatening rape by stalker who turned up at her home’

The Crown star Claire Foy called police after an alleged stalker sent offensive emails threatening rape prior to turning up at her home and again and again ringing her doorbell, a court docket has heard.

Foy, 37, who performed the young Queen within the first two collection of the hit Netflix show, was allegedly focused by Jason Penrose, 38, in November and December closing 12 months.

Penrose is alleged to have despatched Emma Jackson, the British actor’s publicist, specific emails during which he wrote about “wanting her to be his girlfriend”, in line with courtroom papers.

Ms Jackson forwarded the emails to Foy’s agent, who had additionally won messages but had blocked the account.

On Dec 17 final 12 months, Foy “known as the police to record that Penrose used to be out of doors her place of dwelling, ringing on her doorbell continuously”, the papers say.

Kiera Oluwunmi used to be at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court Docket in north London on Monday on behalf of the Metropolitan Police to use for an interim stalking coverage order (SPO) towards Penrose.

Police can apply at a magistrates’ court for a civil SPO to dam alleged stalkers from contacting or drawing near their alleged victims even as a criminal research into their behaviour maintains.

Amanda Gibbon, the chairman of the bench, granted a short lived SPO, with prerequisites preventing Penrose from contacting Foy or Ms Jackson or attending their properties, offices or anyplace they fairly expect to be.

Any breach of the order, to be able to remain in place until a hearing for a whole order on June 30, can be prosecuted as a prison offence.

Ms Gibbon said: “Bearing in thoughts the effects on the victims on this case, and the extent to which the activity escalated from a series of emails with specifically particular content to a personal talk over with and staying within the space where one in all the victims lives, and the impact this has had at the sufferers and their lifestyle, we imagine it is appropriate to make the order.”

The courtroom heard that Penrose, whose deal with on courtroom recordsdata is a hotel in Paddington, west London, were sectioned and used to be no longer anticipated to wait.

He later arrived, and the phrases of the order had been explained to him outdoor court.

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