Letters sent to comedian David Walliams by young fans of his children's books have been stolen by thieves, he has revealed.
The Britain's Got Talent judge told his 1.6 million Twitter followers that "a large box of letters from children" was among post that had been taken.
The Little Britain star, 44, said Scotland Yard had informed him of the crime and he apologised to fans who had not received a reply to letters they had sent.
Walliams said: "The @metpoliceuk just told me my post was stolen, including a large box of letters from children that had been sent via @HarperCollins.
"So I apologise if you sent a letter & have not received a reply as I do endeavour to reply to everyone. If in doubt please write again."
Walliams has written six books for HarperCollins, with Demon Dentist, Ratburger and Gangsta Granny all becoming children's best-sellers.
According to the publisher's website his seventh book is due to be released in November.