Amanda Abbington claims her handbag was stolen when she went to collect her Emmy award.
The 42-year-old actress had joined her castmates in accepting the accolade for Outstanding Television Movie for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, but when she returned to her seat in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, her belongings were no longer there.
Thanks for the lovely tweets re; the Emmy's. So pleased we won! Cool, right?— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) September 19, 2016
However, we went up to collect the Emmy, did some press, came back to my seat and some bastard had nicked my purse from under my seat. Nice— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) September 19, 2016
Had my phone and driver's licence in it.
So whoever took my purse, I hope some terrible Karmic shit happens to you. How crappy is that.— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) September 19, 2016
Thanks for all the kind words re: my handbag. Still no sign of it. And can't use find my iPhone as my wifi wasn't on. Onwards and upwards. X— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) September 19, 2016
Abbington - who has two children with her Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman - even waited until everyone had left the building after the show to check it hadn't been handed in to staff by mistake.
When a Twitter user suggested it could have accidentally been kicked away from her chair and then given to staff, she replied: "No, I hung around until everyone had left the auditorium. Nothing there."
Emmy Awards producers hire seat fillers to take up empty chairs during the ceremony, but it is unclear whether or not Abbington's was occupied when she took to the stage.
- Bang! Showbiz