David Beckham's former mistress Rebecca Loos is demanding armed police protection - after receiving death threats stemming from her alleged affair with the soccer star.

Beckham's former personal assistant claims she has received chilling messages from the sportsman's fans, accusing her of smearing his reputation with her revelations about their affair.

Loos says, "My life is not the same as it was.

"I get recognised everywhere I go.

"I've had death threats and things have been done around my house.

"But I'm not going to let it affect me."

The Spanish-based beauty is planning to purchase a "chic little one-bedroom flat" in London's trendy Notting Hill area with the reported $1.8 million (GBP1 million) she has made from her revelations.

However, she's planning to employ 24-hour police protection if the death threats persist when she moves to London.

02/05/2004 10:27