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Man arrested for ‘harassing’ Knightley

The actress is said to have alerted police after feeling threatened by a fan who regularly waited outside a stage door at the Comedy Theatre, where she is performing in The Misanthrope.

A 41 year old man was apprehended outside the venue and taken into custody on Thursday (04Feb10), before facing questioning on Friday (05Feb10), according to Britain’s The Sun.

A source tells the newspaper, “Keira felt threatened by this guy who turned up a number of times and tried to speak to her. He did not make any specific threats to her but she was concerned enough to call the police.”

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirms, “A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of harassment on Thursday. The arrest follows concern expressed by a woman.”

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