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Keira Knightley stalker breaches restraining order with threats

Keira Knightley and James Righton have received threats from a man convicted of stalking the actress.

A man who stalked Keira Knightley has flouted his restraining order by sending threats to her family.

Mark Revill, 50, terrorised the actress with his behaviour including turning up uninvited at her home, delivering bizarre letters and writing in chalk on the pavement outside her front door.

He pleaded guilty to stalking in November last year and received an eight-week prison sentence. Keira was granted a lifetime restraining order against him.

According to British newspaper The Sun, Revill has now admitted to breaching the order by sending online threats suggesting he would attack the Pirates of the Caribbean star, her husband James Righton and their two-year-old daughter Edie. He also sent the couple indecent images of children.

The stalker wrote on Twitter, "My campaign of disobedience continues tonight" and added, "Keira Knightley and James Righton are not going to get much help from the police."

On Monday (04Sep17) the stalker admitted breaching the court order restricting his contact with the couple between 1 January and April 1 this year at Blackfriars Crown Court in London.

In addition to prohibiting him from contacting Keira, the original restraining order also specifies he must stay at least 100 metres (330 feet) away from her London home.

Revilll pleaded guilty to one count of producing more than 300 indecent photographs of children, a count of distributing indecent photographs of children, and another of sending menacing messages.

The stalker began his campaign of harassment last year. He was arrested after he was chased down the street by Klaxons frontman James.

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