Michael McIntyre ‘fine’ after moped hammer attack
MICHAEL McIntyre and his wife say they are not living in fear for their family’s safety after the comedian was robbed by a gang of masked, hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds.
The popular comic’s wife Kitty McIntyre was quizzed outside the couple’s leafy north-west London home as she undertook the school run this morning.
Asked how the funnyman was doing, she replied ‘fine’ and when questioned as to whether she and McIntyre are worried for their family’s safety, the aromatherapist said: ‘No, no.’
The attack — in which a £15,000 Rolex was reportedly stolen — took place yesterday outside McIntyre’s sons’ school in Golders Green, north London, just before 2pm.
McIntyre, 42, was sitting in his Range Rover when two men on a moped started smashing his window with hammers, police said.
One onlooker told the Daily Mail: ‘The guy at the front of the moped started to hit the driver’s window about 10 to 15 times and it eventually just cracked.
‘He opens the door and gets Michael McIntyre out of the car. Michael fell but he was still trying to put up a fight.
‘I just remember one of the bikers trying to get something. I don’t know what the guy was trying to get — a watch, a wallet, maybe?’
A friend of the family — Loose Women’s Jane Moore — today claimed that Michael’s 10-year-old son was sitting in the front seat beside him when the attack occurred.
On the show today, she said: ‘They probably targeted him because he had a child in his car, because as a parent you’re not going to take anybody on, you’re going to say, “Have whatever you want, don’t hurt me or my child.’”
Witnesses reported that the comedian tried to comfort his shaken sons in the aftermath of the attack yesterday.
Today, the McIntyre’s £5.7million three-storey mansion had every blind and curtain drawn and it is not known whether the TV star — one of the most successful British comedians of all time — was at home.
His Range Rover, with the shattered window, was not outside his home; and his wife was driving a silver-grey Range Rover sport courtesy car.
The Met Police said they were called to North End Road just before 2pm on Monday.
A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 13:59hrs on Monday, 4 June to reports of a robbery in North End Road, NW11. Officers attended.
‘The victim was stationary in his car when two males on a moped smashed the car windows with a hammer before stealing property.
‘No injuries were reported. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.’
McIntyre’s agent told The Sun: ‘Michael was involved in an incident involving armed robbers.
‘He is absolutely fine and helping police with their inquiries.’
Witnesses were asked to contact police.
Author: Anna Thomson