Football news 2022: David Beckham ‘frightened for his family’s safety’ after stalker incident

David Beckham feared for his family’s safety after a stalker claiming she was his daughter’s mother showed up at school, a court has heard.

David Beckham feared for his family’s safety after a stalker claiming she was his daughter’s mother showed up at school, a court has heard.

The former England ace, 47, received a series of letters from Sharon Bell, 58, who alleged he and his wife Victoria stole his eggs, The sun reports.

She is also said to have attended their addresses in London and Oxford last July and September after sending the letters, claiming their daughter Harper, 10, was hers.

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And she was at Harper’s School when fashion designer Victoria, 48, picked her up last year, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.

Ms Bell told both officers and her psychiatrist that David and Victoria Beckham had ‘conspired’ to steal her eggs and that Harper was her legitimate daughter, Westminster Magistrates Court heard.

She claims to have been in a relationship with the football superstar, 47, which he denies.

These allegations have been described as “outlandish” by Beckham’s lawyers.

Prosecutor Arizuna Asante said: ‘Ms Bell has told not only the police but her psychiatrist that is to say she does indeed have a delusional belief that she was in a relationship with David Beckham, that he stole her eggs and that Harper Beckham is her legitimate child.

“That’s why we believe she showed up at Harper Beckhams School.”

He added: “He (David Beckham) felt threatened and afraid for the safety of his family and he thought this behavior was targeted and intimidating.

“When he says he does not know the defendant and that she is not the mother of his children, that is disputed by the defendant.”

District Judge Michael Snow said: ‘Which is clearly and bizarrely a clear assertion that her eggs were stolen and the child is her child.

“Anyone with even a vaguely scientific or biological mind can see that this is clearly a delusional claim.”

He added: ‘What I have been asked to do here is to ask Victoria Beckham to appear in court for a clearly delusional claim on the grounds that if her insanity defense does not work, that she should be able to be challenged in stealing something that is frankly impossible to steal.

Ms Bell admitted sending the letters but denies harassing Mr Beckham without fear, alarm or distress between July 6, 2021 and November 18, 2021.

She is currently under a Harassment Protection Order and Bell must not come within 500 yards of the Beckhams’ homes in London or Oxford or Harper’s Primary School and any other establishments. school which she thinks is attended by the children of Beckham.

She should not follow, approach or wait for any of the family members.

Judge Snow extended an interim protective order until July 14.

The court is now awaiting another mental health report to determine if she will be fit to testify.

A two-day trial is due to take place at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on July 12 and 13.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission

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