Jamie Oliver confronts the would-be thief on the ground after trying to enter North London

Jamie Oliver chased a thief down the street before attacking him after catching the thief who tried to enter his house

Jamie Oliver chased a thief down the street before knocking him to the ground after catching the thief trying to break into his 8.9 million pound mansion.

According to reports, the 43-year-old television chef and restorer pinned the thief to the ground while the neighbors called 999, theMirror reports.

A neighbor in the street of the father of the five in Highgate, north of London, said: "It was a brave and disinterested activity.

"Despite the clearly hairy situation, Jamie laughed and joked with the cops saying they had done a great job to get there so quickly after the 999 call.

Jamie Oliver chased a thief down the street before attacking him after catching the thief who tried to enter his house

Jamie Oliver chased a thief down the street before attacking him after catching the thief who tried to enter his house

"Everyone is really grateful for their quick thinking and courage."

The assailant attempted to enter the 8.8 million pound mansion, eight rooms of Jamie and other houses along the exclusive street.

It is believed that one of the other houses on Jamie Street belongs to Kate Moss, although it is not known if she was at home during the raid on Jamie's house.

Another source told the Mirror: "In addition to protecting his family, he is very encouraged by the community and also cares about the welfare of his neighbors. That is probably the reason why he took action.

Jamie was at home with his wife Jools and their five children: Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, seven and River, two years old, at the time of the robbery on Tuesday night.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At 7.13 in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4, they called the police to report an aggressive man trying to enter residential addresses on N6.

"The man was apprehended by members of the public and subsequently arrested by the police.

"He was taken to a police station in north London where he remains at this time, officers from the North Central Command Unit are investigating."

Last month, Jamie Oliver revealed that he plowed £ 12.7 million of his own money into his troubled restaurant business after he had given two hours to save the chain.

Earlier this year, Jamie announced that he would close 12 of his 37 Italian Jamie restaurants with 200 affected jobs.

Speaking about the crisis, Jamie told Financial Times Magazine: "I had two hours to put money and save it or everything would go to hell that day or the next day … It was as bad as that and as dramatic as that & # 39 ;

Jamie told the financial newspaper that his company "simply ran out of cash" and became infuriated with "people supposedly must handle those things."

The assailant tried to enter the 8.8 million pound mansion, eight rooms of Jamie and other houses along the exclusive street.

The assailant tried to enter the 8.8 million pound mansion, eight rooms of Jamie and other houses along the exclusive street.

The assailant tried to enter the 8.8 million pound mansion, eight rooms of Jamie and other houses along the exclusive street.

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