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Malik woman 'targeted' by 1D fans

The young woman who was pictured with Zayn Malik shortly before he quit One Direction has said she received death threats from the band's fans.

Lauren Richardson (26, below), who will take part in ITV2 dating series Love Island, said the photo in March of her holding hands with Malik in Thailand was "innocent".

"It got so bad at one point. There were death threats and people saying I'm a homewrecker and 'I want to find you'," she said.

"There was a lot of hate behind everything. I was so scared. You think, 'Are they actually going to find me?' It was just an innocent picture. Nothing else happened."