Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ant and His Mother Assaulted by Gang

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ant and His Mother Assaulted by Gang

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Byline: Patrick Joseph Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk

TV favourite Ant McPartlin and his mum were assaulted during a family meal in London, it has been reported.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star was having dinner at Old Station House gastro pub in Chiswick when a gang started making rude gestures and using mobile phones to film him through the window.

Ant, 38, went outside to ask them to leave but the group put him into a headlock, reports said.

His mother Christine was also pushed to the ground when she attempted to intervene.

A witness to the incident said: "The youths were banging on the window, filming them and generally just being a pain - and they just wouldn't let it lie."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said they were called to an incident in Spencer Road, Chiswick, shortly after 8pm on Thursday, March 13.

He said: "No allegations were made and no-one suffered any injuries."

The incident is not the first time that Ant has come in for unwelcome attention in the capital. …

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