Intruder crashes into McCartney estate.

Well the prospect of someone attacking Paul McCartney is simply horrifying.  It seems that a crazed intruder attempted to invade the McCartney estate in an attempt to do just that.  What a sick sad world it must be to want to harm the Beatles.  Fame for our beloved Fab Four looks to be a curse. 

What a sad set of events.  Hopefully we don’t have to worry about anything like this happening again.  I almost didn’t want to post this story, and it is a few days old, but I felt like I had to.  Thanks to Miguel for passing along the link.

Here’s what we’ve read.

A raging madman was held after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney’s mansion, screaming: “I must get to him.”

Driving at frightening speeds, the middle-aged Beatle nut burst through security patrols into Macca’s isolated Sussex estate on Friday.

Guards who feared an assassination attempt were scrambled to intercept him as he sped towards Macca’s front door, yelling at the top of his voice: “I must get in.”

They managed to block the screaming maniac’s path by activating an emergency security gate.

But the intruder simply drove across fields and gardens until he was finally halted by trees and a fence just yards from Sir Paul’s six-bedroom home at Peasmarsh.

Frantic staff at the 160-acre estate dialled 999, but the man fled in his blue car as teams of police arrived.

He gave himself up after a three-mile country-lane chase to the neighbouring village of Northiam and was arrested.

An insider said: “It was terrifying. This guy put the fear of God into everyone because they thought he wanted to kill Paul.”

Macca’s security has been super-tight since fellow Beatle John Lennon was gunned down and killed by crazed fan Mark Chapman outside his home in New York in 1980.

It was toughened again seven years ago when the late George Harrison (right) was stabbed in the chest by another mad fan but survived the attack. Now McCartney, 64, is likely to demand even stricter security at the £2.5million home where he and first wife Linda brought up their family.

The insider added: “This was the most frightening incident they’ve ever had at Peasmarsh.

“Everyone was terrified that the guy could turn nasty. No one knew if he was armed or whether he wanted to attack someone. They were worried that this madman could come face to face with Paul.

“He drove down the drive past security at speed and was shouting out a lot of things. But he made it clear that he wanted to get up to the house and to Paul.

“Luckily the guards managed to close the last security gate before he got up to the main house. He just shouted at them about wanting to get in.

“Then he tried to drive around that over the fields. But the cops turned up and that forced him to flee.”

After the police chase and arrest the intruder was sectioned and detained in a local psychiatric hospital.

Aides had expected Macca back home at around the time of the attack.

The star was having lunch locally with pals and luckily changed his plans and decided not to return home until later in the evening.

But it is understood his staff have NOT yet told him the full extent of the raid.

The ex-Beatle is upset over his multi-million divorce battle with wife Heather Mills, 39, and is missing their three-year-old daughter Beatrice, who’s in America with her mother.

A spokesman for Sussex police confirmed last night: “We received a call from a security officer at Peasmarsh and later arrested a man at his home address.

“He was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and failing to stop when challenged by police.

“He was later detained under the Mental Health Act and is not facing criminal charges.”

In recent months Macca’s security staff have confronted a string of weird fans outside his various homes.

Two weeks ago Sussex police investigated a suspicious man who had spent four days trying to follow the musician and his staff in a blacked-out Volvo car.

Source: News of the World

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