Heather Mills MCCARTNEY has claimed that she has been receiving death threats since her split from former Beatle husband Paul McCartney.

The former model, 38, told the BBC that she has felt "severely upset and severely depressed" through the last six months  more so than when she lost her leg in a motorcycle accident in 1993.

She added that her personal trainer Ben Amigoni is helping to protect her, but stressed that he is "not [her] lover".

LADY MCCARTNEY is at the centre of intense media interest after splitting from her world famous, multi-Millionaire husband after four years of marriage.

Yesterday she was photographed by press while obviously brandishing a notepad that had legal notes written on one of the pages, suggesting she was planning to apply for access to the house she shared with Sir Paul.

"I am seeking an order for occupation of the matrimonial home," could be clearly seen written on the pad.

But now LADY MCCARTNEY has admitted she fears for her personal safety, complaining that she does not have enough money to pay for security to protect her from the alleged death threats.

01/12/2006 10:45:35