Corrie star Stephanie Beacham, 75, confronted by ‘hammer-wielding burglar’ in home robbery



Stephanie Beacham, 75, was at her £750,0000 home in West London when she allegedly came face-to-face with the burglar. The Coronation Street star was allegedly at home when the intruder appeared at her house on September 25 last year.

Heard in court, Stephanie is said to have had several items stolen from her bag including a chequebook, jewellery, keys, a purse and a mobile phone.

A 56-year-old named David Wilson has been charged with aggravated burglary and robbery at the actress’ home and is due to face trial later this year.

The charge states that he entered the star’s home “as a trespasser” to steal her personal possessions.

It also made clear that at the “time of the commission of the burglary” Wilson had “a weapon of offence, namely a hammer”.

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Prosecutor Gregor McKinley called Stephanie an “elderly victim” and urged the judge to set a trial date for February.

He was remanded in custody with Stephanie expected to be called as a witness at the trial.

Stephanie rose to fame in the BBC drama Tenko before playing Sable Colby in the US show Dynasty, alongside Joan Collins and John Forsythe.

The role led to a spin-off show called The Colbys, with Stephanie starring in 49 episodes between 1985 and 1987.

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