Singer Annie Lennox was the victim of a burglary at her London home in November 2009, in which 2 laptop computers were stolen. Six weeks after the theft, Lennox began receiving threatening letters, emails and facebook messages demanding £54,000 in exchange for the return of 27 images that had been stored on one of the computers, otherwise the thief would sell them to newspapers. The images were said to be of a highly sensitive nature and would have caused Lennox enormous personal distress and humiliation if they had ever been made public. Lennox took out a press injunction, blocking the publication of the images if they ever should be sent to a newspaper. The blackmailer, Sebastian Bennett, was eventually convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison.