Killing Eve star Jodie Comer was left fearing for her life after a French stalker threatened to kill her, earlier than a person was arrested by police in France on Tuesday.
The actress, 28, greatest identified for her function because the murderer Villanelle, alerted authorities after receiving sinister on-line threats, and an unnamed man, 44, was apprehended after officers stormed his house within the metropolis of Roubaix.
Jodie, who was noticeably absent from social media whereas police investigated her case, obtained terrifying messages from a stalker, together with one warning: ‘I’m coming to England to create carnage.’
It is thought that expertise specialists have been introduced in after Jodie and her household obtained the threats, which have been traced to the northern French metropolis of Roubaix.
Scary: Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, 28, was left fearing for her life after a French stalker threatened to kill her, earlier than he was arrested by police in France on Tuesday
Armed officers raided the person’s house throughout a daybreak raid final month, and held him in custody.
Laptop information and different technical gear have been seized in the course of the raid, when the person cooperated with officers.
Prosecutors in Lille, confirmed on Tuesday that the alleged threats from a person, who lives in close by Roubaix, have been ‘a matter of nice concern.’
A spokesman for Lille prosecutors stated: ‘Following an official strategy by the British authorities, a person was taken into custody for acts of harassment in opposition to an English actress.’
Display star: The actress greatest identified for her function because the murderer Villanelle (pictured), alerted authorities after receiving sinister on-line threats, and an unnamed man, 44, was apprehended
Investigation: Prosecutors in Lille, confirmed on Tuesday that the alleged threats from a person, who lives in close by Roubaix (pictured), have been ‘a matter of nice concern.
A person was arrested in Roubaix final month, stated the supply, and is presently on bail whereas the prosecutors and judicial police anticipate the outcomes of a medical examination.
The ‘marketing campaign of harassment’ began on social media, after which moved to e-mail when members of Jodie’s fast household have been additionally threatened.
A police supply in Roubaix stated: ‘There’s clearly nice concern, as a result of somebody has been sending dying threats to the actress.
‘Police right here have been first contacted by British police on June 30 and requested to make inquiries, earlier than the arrest.
‘The investigation entails threats and harassment made through social media and e-mail to the actress Jodie Comer, and members of her household.’
When the investigation was opened, Jodie was noticeably absent from her Instagram account, failing to publish snaps from June 7 and July 20.
Scary: The ‘marketing campaign of harassment’ began on social media, after which moved to e-mail when members of Jodie’s fast household have been additionally threatened (the star is pictured final yr)
The star has since returned to the platform and on Tuesday shared a snap of athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson forward of her look on the Tokyo Olympics.
The star has additionally since restricted feedback on her posts, that means she has management over who can go away feedback on her snaps.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jodie Comer for remark.
In current weeks Jodie has been filming the fourth and last collection of Killing Eve, and was noticed on the present’s set in Margate final month.
She beforehand stated that she is going to miss taking part in her ‘daring’ character Villanelle forward of Killing Eve’s fourth and last collection.
The actress, who was nominated for the Main Actress gong for her function on the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards, mentioned the hit BBC collection throughout a Q&A chaired by Rhianna Dhillon forward of the ceremony on the time.
Speaking about what she is going to miss probably the most about taking part in murderer Villanelle as soon as Killing Eve airs its fourth and last collection, Jodie admitted: ‘Gosh, oh God I am like: ‘Do not say that out loud!’ Oh God, I simply had a lot enjoyable.
‘So long as there may be fact in what you’re saying, performing may be large and it may be daring and it may be in your face and it may be a bit ugly and it may be all of those various things like not the whole lot needs to be tremendous delicate.
‘I do not know one other phrase that I can consider, however you realize what I imply? I assume simply to be a little bit bit extra daring, you realize. There isn’t any must really feel foolish about what it’s that you could be wish to do. I’ve simply had a lot enjoyable.
‘I have been in such unusual you realize, humorous conditions and met some superb, superb individuals so yeah, I feel that is what I am going to miss probably the most.’
The Finish: Jodie has lately been filming the fourth and last collection of Killing Eve, which is able to air in 2022 (pictured alongside Sandra Oh as Eve)