Joey Essex mugged at knifepoint
Joey Essex was mugged at knifepoint yesterday (26.06.12) by men pretending to be 'The Only Way Is Essex' fans.
Joey Essex was mugged at knifepoint yesterday (26.06.12).
The 'Only Way Is Essex' was approached in a car park in Hammersmith, west London, by two men pretending to be fans who asked if he would take a picture with them.
However, after posing for the photograph, Joey was attacked by the men who stole his £10,000 Rolex watch and then pulled a knife on him.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I got a knock on my car window asking if I was Joey Essex and if I would have my picture taken.
"We did the picture and when I put some money in the parking ticket machine, the geezers got hold of me and threw me over.
"It wasn't until I got up that I realised they had nicked my watch and when I hit one of them back, he got out a knife."
Joey added that the men recognised his car from the ITV2 show and followed him into the car park.
A statement from the police said: "Officers from the Robbery Squad at Hammersmith and Fulham are investigating the incident."
Joey didn't reference the incident directly on his twitter page but he wrote today (27.06.12): "Thanks for your comments. Love you all x" and added "Again, thanks for all your support. I know your all there for me and I'm there for you all! Love you x (sic)."