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Danniella Westbrook ‘arrested in Essex this afternoon’ in fresh blow for CBB star

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LEGAL TROUBLE: Danniella Westbrook has been questioned by police

The troubled Celebrity Big Brother star was allegedly driven to Hatfield station this afternoon after being arrested on suspicion of “malicious communications and witness intimidation”, reports say. 

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “A 44-year-old woman who was wanted in relation to allegations of malicious communications and witness intimidation was arrested by officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary at a location in Essex at 2.05pm this afternoon.

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“She has been taken to Hatfield police station for questioning.”

It is not clear if she is still in police custody. She was reportedly seen in the back of a police car earlier today.

A rep for Danniella Westbrook has been contacted by Daily Star Online for comment.

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TROUBLED: Danniella Westbrook has spoken frankly about previous legal troubles

Previous reports claim tabloid regular and EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook took £10,000 from a friend whose business she then tried to tarnish via social meida. 

A source told The Sun Online: “It is suspected that Danniella has taken £10,000 from this woman who she was once friends with.

“It is alleged that Danniella refused to pay the money back and then things turned nasty.

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“This woman had considered her a friend and had really helped her out in the past, and paid for a lot of things for her.”

Danniella previously opened up to Daily Star Online about how she’s been living in hell over an online stalker.

The blonde star explained: “Two weeks ago the woman threatened to get paedophiles to follow my children home from school.

“She said she would get paedophiles to rape them, she would send me death threats and now the police have stepped in.”

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HORROR: Danniella Westbrook previously opened up about her stalker hell

Revealing how the situation has left her with countless sleepless nights, she contined: “It’s been every day for four years, no one has really taken it seriously.

“She’s threatened to have my kids cut up and sent in tiny pieces to me.

“I gave the police 465 messages and tweets.

“They believe me but they say they can’t find the IP address… so what is going to happen?

“Is a paedophile going to actually take my kids? It is very difficult for me.”

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