Man charged over threats to Burrell
Published 16/09/2011 | 15:42
A man has appeared in court charged with making a series of threatening phone calls to former royal butler Paul Burrell.
Slav Mitev, 50, of Station Road, Wood Green, north London, appeared at Chester Magistrates' Court charged with harassment, causing the victim to be put in fear of violence.
The allegations were said to have happened between June 14 and June 16 this year.
The specific allegations were not read out in open court but court papers outlining the indictment referred to a "series of phone calls" made to Mr Burrell's business, Paul Burrell's Flowers, in Farndon, Cheshire.
It is alleged the defendant made threats he would place an "incendiary device" at the shop and he was holding Mr Burrell's wife "against her will".
Mitev, who wore a suit and red jacket and carried a Morrisons carrier bag, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.
The case was committed to Chester Crown Court on October 31.
Mitev was granted bail with conditions that he did not contact Mr Burrell or his family and employees, and he is not to enter the county of Cheshire other than on the dates provided to him by the court.
Mr Burrell worked as a butler for Diana, Princess of Wales, until her death in 1997 and has appeared on ITV1's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!