Lily Allen has accused the police of trying to use knowledge of her relationship with then boyfriend MC Meridian Dan to ‘get rid’ of her stalker case against Alex Gray.
The singer, 33, was speaking at the Women Of The World (WOW) event in London on Saturday when she claimed the police may have wanted to keep her case quiet because she was famous.
In a comment to MailOnline, a spokesman for the Metropolitan police said they kept in contact with the singer regularly, and claimed Lily found the police investigation satisfactory.
Allegations: Lily Allen said on Saturday the police tried to use knowledge of her relationship with MC Meridian Dan to ‘get rid’ of her stalker case against Alex Gray
After years of obsessively following her, Gray broke into her home in October 2015 while she and her children were inside sleeping, leading to his conviction and detention under the Mental Health Act in 2016.
During her talk, Lily said officers told her the stalker wasn’t a threat to her despite breaking into her home, and his stated intention to stab her.
Lily added that Meridian was in bed with her at the time, and said: ‘That was not public knowledge, and I still think that the police used that against me: “She won’t want the public to know that she has got a new boyfriend. We can kind of get rid of this story. She won’t want people to think of her like that.”‘
‘I don’t know if it’s because I’m a well-known person and they don’t want it to be talked about in this way, because it’s such a f****** issue clearly.’
Hitting back: Gray broke into her home in 2015 while she, her children, and Dan (pictured in 2017) were sleeping, and Lily said police tried to keep her case quiet because she was famous
She also said officers suggested Gray was ‘probably just a drunk person that walked in off the streets’ and into the bedroom she was sharing with her new partner.
She said: ‘He said he wanted to put a knife through my face. She (a police officer) stopped the interview. She said that “I don’t think he poses a threat to you. We should go for burglary”.’
Allen added on the police response to her case: ‘They will take the credit, but they don’t do the work, they just don’t.’
Response: In a comment to MailOnline, a spokesman for the Met police said they kept in contact with the singer regularly, and claimed Lily found the police investigation satisfactory
In a statement, the Met police said: ‘The victim raised concerns with police action in 2016 relating to allegations of stalking, which were reviewed at the time by the Met’s Serious Case Review Group.
The victim and their representatives were regularly updated by the Met in regard to the review, which found the Met’s investigation to be satisfactory and that it took into account the appropriate levels of victim care, risk assessment, management and updates to the victim.’
They added: ‘The investigation resulted in a successful prosecution. Senior officers also maintained regular contact with the victim to check on their welfare and listen to any concerns.’
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Lily for comment.
Candid: During her talk, Lily said officers told her the stalker wasn’t a threat to her despite breaking into her home, and his stated intention to stab her