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Michael McIntyre Mugged While Doing The School Run

Michael McIntyre Mugged While Doing The School Run

Of all the comedians to pick on, why would you go for Michael McIntyre? Love him or loathe him, he seems like a nice enough bloke.

Never offending anyone, just talking about his wife and kids and skipping around like a three-year-old after too many blue sweets.

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And yet, here we are, with news reaching us that he has been mugged while picking his son up from school as another victim of the crime wave sweeping London.

He's apparently been left 'very shaken' from the ordeal, which saw two masked moped riders smash the window of his car to steal his watch.

McIntyre was doing the school run in Golders Green in North London when the thugs pounced.

He was in the car with 10-year-old son Oscar when the incident occurred. An eyewitness saw McIntyre fall from the car and try to fight off the attackers.

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Credit: KNS
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McIntyre is worth £38million, and rarely seen without his £15k Rolex watch - until now, that is.

The two vandals, dressed all in black and with their faces covered, went at the driver window of McIntyre's £120k Range Rover with a hammer.

It's believed that they demanded his watch, and Michael handed it straight over. Good man - no use picking a fight when you've got your kid with you.

After the incident, he was photographed comforting his son. Other parents waiting around the school rushed to the family's aid.

Moped crime like this has been on the rise in London, with a whopping 23,000 offences last year, according to the Daily Mail. There were only 827 reported offences in 2012.

It's not clear if McIntyre was deliberately targeted, or if the men were simply targeting expensive vehicles in the area.

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Credit: KNS

The family live in nearby Hampstead, a wealthy suburb of London, where houses often cost £5million.

He's not the first celebrity to be a victim of moped crime this year. Back in March, ex-Crystal Palace chief Simon Jordan was sitting in his Maserati at traffic lights when he was robbed at gunpoint.

The criminals made off with his watch, too - his was worth a massive amount, and was bought to celebrate Palace's promotion.

That incident, just like yesterday's, took place in the middle of the day.

Ex-Made In Chelsea star Ashley James also fell victim earlier this year, having her phone pinched by two teenages on scooters (though, she chased them down and managed to get it back).

McIntyre's agent has said of the comedian: "He is absolutely fine."

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Topics: uk news, Celebrity, crime, comedian, London

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

 

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