Dodd is sent a dead rat

Woman denies harassment charges

A woman accused of stalking Ken Dodd has admitted sending a dead rat through the post.

But she denies harassing the 74-year-old comic and his long-term girlfriend, Anne Jones.

Ruth Tagg is accused of sending indecent photographs and three T-shirts bearing offensive messages to the couple's Knotty Ash home.

Appearing at Preston Crown Court, 34-year-old Tagg, from Bristol, denied two charges of harassment.

Tagg was remanded in hospital under the Mental Health Act until her trial in November.

Published: 12 Sep 2002

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.