JLS star JB Gill attacked and wife threatened with a knife as thugs broke into their home
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JLS star JB Gill has been attacked by thugs who he confronted as they broke into his home.
The 33 year old singer, who has a farm in the Kent countryside, was sprayed in the face as he was confronted by thugs who raided the home he shares with wife Chloe and their two children Ace and Chiara.
It is not known what was in the spray but the JLS singer has been taken to hospital for treatment before leaving later that day.
During the terrifying incident, JB’s wife Chloe, 32, is said to have been threatened by the thugs with a knife before the gang of four fled with valuables from the £1.5million home.
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The family are said to be “extremely shaken” but have escaped serious injuries.
A source told The Sun: “This was a terrifying incident. JB was sprayed in the face and the gang threatened Chloe with a knife.
“He wanted to protect her and their kids but the best way to do that was to cooperate with the gang.
“Police and medics rushed to the house and JB was taken to hospital.
“Luckily, he wasn’t badly hurt and was able to leave later that day.”
Meanwhile, neighbours are understood to have said there have been a spate of burglaries and car thefts in the area.
John Porter, 62, said: “We heard about the burglary at JB and Chloe’s.
“Another farm was robbed two weeks ago.
“They broke into the house and threatened the occupiers.”
JB’s representative confirmed the break-in as they told the publication: “The family are all well and safe, having increased home security.”
Police are investigating the robbery and are said to have informed the National Crime Agency, amid fears an organised gang could be targeting locals.
JB rose to farm as part of band JLS, as they came in second place on The X Factor in 2008.
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The band split in 2013 and each member went off into different ventures, with JB moving into a farm on the outskirts of London.
JB’s farm grows veg and breeds livestock, including pigs and turkeys and has customers including members of Little Mix and former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt snapping up food for Christmas.
The band were expected to reunite with an “epic” tour this year, but it was delayed by coronavirus.
JB has previously opened up on his life on the farm, and told Country Living: “On the farm, I'm pretty hands-on.
“I do everything, including mucking out the pigs. If I'm away, such as when I film for CBeebies' Down on the Farm, then my dad comes and helps out as he only lives 20 minutes away.”
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