Samantha Womack targeted by 'obsessed' stalker
'EastEnders' actress Samantha Womack has been targeted by an "obsessed" stalker.
The 42-year-old actress - who plays Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC One soap - reportedly called the police and asked for her security to be stepped up after a crazed fan sent her a sinister love letter and camped outside her family home.
A source shared: "This stalker has become completely obsessed with her and has been sleeping outside her house so that he can spy on her.
"The family are terrified that he will try to get into the grounds of the property or even the house.
"Sam has also received a weird love letter from this oddball that really disturbed her.
"The whole situation is an absolute nightmare and has really shaken up Sam and the family."
This is not the first time Sam - who has 14-year-old son Benjamin and 10-year-old daughter Lily Rose with husband Mark - has been targeted by members of the public as during her controversial baby-swap storyline in 2011 she was branded a "murdering bitch" as she walked down the street in London with her kids.
The insider told The Sun newspaper: "Sam has already been through a great deal during her time playing Ronnie.
"The baby-swap storyline was incredibly stressful and forced her to re-evaluate everything.
"This latest drama is the last thing she needs and has made her feel very vulnerable."
However, both 'EastEnders' bosses and the police are said to be taking the matter very seriously.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: "A report was made on Thursday relating to incidents of suspected stalking at a property. An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing."