David Walliams reveals letters from young fans of books have been stolen

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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.

David Walliams reads one of his books to the attendees at Radio Times Festival in Hampton Court, London
David Walliams reading one of his books (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

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.

David 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.