Jamie Oliver has been praised after he chased a burglar who tried to enter his home and restrained him until police arrived.
The TV chef caught the man after chasing him down the street while his neighbours called the police.
“It’s not a situation you want to get involved with,” the 43-year-old told the BBC, “it was what it was and it ended OK.”
Oliver’s wife, Jools, and their five children, Buddy, Poppy, River, Petal and Daisy, were all at their mansion in Highgate, north London, at the time of the incident last Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “At 7.13pm on Tuesday 4 September police were called to reports of an aggressive male attempting to gain entry to residential addresses in N6.
“The male was apprehended by members of the public and was subsequently detained by police.”
It is understood the man has since been released.
A source was quoted as saying: “Jamie went absolutely mad and sprinted after the man down the street before catching up with him and pinning him down to the floor.
“He was then joined by his driver and a handful of neighbours who helped him hold down the burglar until police arrived to arrest him.”