EASTENDERS star Larry Lamb has revealed that his 17-year-old daughter is being stalked – and the family are so scared they have installed CCTV at home.
The 73-year-old actor spoke out on social media after his ex-wife's best friend shared a lengthy statement about what is going on on her behalf.
West End star Evelyn Hoskins explained that Sarah Everard's tragic death last week had prompted her to share a statement from her pal as she admitted her fear of leaving the situation until it's "too late".
She alleges that the teen and her friends the same age have been targeted by a 26-year-old man, and the police have failed to act despite being given personal information and photographs of him.
She wrote: "My best friend is going through something hideous right now and what happened this week has brought a whole new light to the situation.
"At what point do we get the help we need? When it’s too late? She asked me to share her story…"
Gavin and Stacey favourite Larry replied to the tweet to confirm that it was his daughter, writing to Evelyn: "The 17 year old you refer to is my daughter ..This whole disgraceful scenario needs everyone to work together."
He continued: "Maybe an App that all those affected could join would help the effort to get these individuals off the streets."
The lengthy statement from the teen's mum read: "My daughter is being stalked. As a mother of two young girls, I watch the recent headlines with an intense fear.
"It could be any of us at any time, in any state of dress, whatever size, whatever age, whatever colour. My daughter is being stalked. Since November.
"I have photographs, his name, the different times and places that my daughter has been accosted/ harassed/ frightened by this stalker.
"I have his car make. I have his phone number. What I don't have is protection for my 17-year-old daughter. The police have a file of him with the above details (although we weren't asked for the photographs) and yet nobody has acted on it.
"I lie, social services did. They were nice and supportive. But they can't apprehend this stalker. This man preys on young girls who are still at school.
"He is 26, over 6ft, handsome, charming and they are his targets. He asks them to get in his car. One did."
The piece continues: "I informed the local secondary school who have acted upon this information, thankfully. The day after my daughter confided in me, I drove to the area she said he had found her a couple of times and sure enough, I found him. One minute away from the school.
"When asked why my beautiful, strong, innocent, vulnerable, scared child didn't tell me sooner, she said that she thought she was 'going mad' and that maybe it was a 'coincidence' or that maybe she had 'encouraged it'.
"He jumped in front of her once (from nowhere) and said: 'What, are you stalking me?'
"We have installed security cameras and I have bought a tracker, I can't sleep and I shan't rest until I know I have done everything I can so that IF my worst, most unimaginable nightmare happens, I can't say: 'I should have…'"
Larry also retweeted the post, adding to his followers: "This is a disgrace ….an app would definitely give focus and provide a sense of solidarity..and some relief for friends and family.
"My 17 year old daughter is being stalked at the moment and it makes us all feel vulnerable."
He was inundated with supportive messages from fans, as well as a stream of helpful tips to try and help her feel safer – with the actor posting that his daughter was feeling "much more confident" following the messages.
Larry has four children, including 41-year-old TV presenter George Lamb.
His 17-year-old daughter is his youngest, and he split from her mother in 2016 after 20 years together.
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