Jamie Oliver's Birmingham eatery ransacked by rioters

Tuesday August 9, 2011

A restaurant owned by TV chef Jamie Oliver was damaged as the rioting that has engulfed London spread to other cities.

In Birmingham, his eponymous Italian eatery was targeted by a mob in the Bullring shopping centre.

The 36-year-old tweeted: “Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up windows all gone whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe!!thankfully j ox”

In response to his fans' reactions he then posted:

“Enough tweeting thank u all 4 support! xx thanks to the police & emergency service for what they're dealing with the communities are amazing!”

He added: "My cookery school was in the thick of clapham riot but seems they're not interested in reading or cooking as Waterstones & Resipease got left"

The entrepreneur – who is known for his work with disadvantaged young people – has been commenting on Twitter since the crisis erupted.

“So sad to see what's happening in UK with these Riots! all gone mad! time to get our country back now we need 2 come down hard on these idiots”

“my love and thoughts go out to everyone effected by these riots,and all the people i work with who are in the thick of it ...be safe .......”

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