A TV presenter who worked with Jill Dando has said the pair received similar kidnap and rape threats just weeks before the Crimewatch star was murdered.
Alice Beer, who worked alongside Miss Dando on the BBC’s Children in Need and Holiday shows, told the Sunday Mirror she received the sinister letter in her BBC mail, which bosses had passed on to police.
But the 49-year-old said she had not been interviewed by officers before or after Miss Dando was shot dead outside her home in Fulham, west London, in April 1999. Barry George, of Fulham, was initially convicted in July 2001 but was acquitted of killing the 37-year-old presenter at a retrial in August 2008.
Ms Beer told the paper: “There are a lot of questions I would like answering. They’ve been at the back of my mind. I waited for a call from the police after Jill’s death - but it never came. Nobody spoke to me about the threat.
“Nobody questioned anything. If no stone were left unturned in that investigation then I would have been called.”
Now a presenter on ITV’s This Morning, Ms Beer was working on the BBC’s Watchdog when she received the threats in March 1999, the paper said.
Her colleague on the show, Anne Robinson, received a death threat by phone three days after the killing, which according to the paper said: “From Serbia, going to kill Anne Robinson, Alice Beer and two others.” Ms Beer believes her threat was penned by the same perpetrator that threatened Miss Dando.