The Poison Pen

Comedian and actress Catherine Tate has found herself in the press recently, after it emerged that the former Doctor Who co-star was the target of poison pen letters.

Apparently Tate – who appeared as Donna Noble in the episodes The Runaway Bride, Partners in Crime through to Journey’s End and The End of Time Part One and Part Two - was subjected to hate mail which was later passed to the police by her husband, Twig Clark.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We can confirm that police received a complaint from a 35-year-old man on Sunday, 17 January, regarding malicious communications.

“Detectives from Richmond-upon-Thames are investigating.”

Anyone taking the time to find the address of a celebrity and then writing to them in such a manner should be treated with pity – let’s hope that Catherine has been able to put this behind her and that the offending individual is found and looked after accordingly.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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