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Harry Styles threatened at knife-point in North London mugging incident

Former One Direction member reportedly handed his cash over to the assailant. The incident took place on Valentine’s Day.
by Abhivyakti Seshanand | February 19, 2020 14:56 IST
Harry Styles threatened at knife-point in North London mugging incident

Singer Harry Styles was reportedly mugged at knifepoint in London on Valentine’s Day.

 
According to the police, The 26-year-old singer was “threatened with a knife” on Friday around midnight. But, he remained unharmed after handing over an unspecified amount of cash.
 
The star was in Hampstead in North London when he got robbed, according to the Mirror Online.
 
The source said. “He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with. Understandably though it left him very shaken up afterwards.” London police confirmed in a statement that it was investigating the incident. “ contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50 hours on Friday, 14 February,” they said. “It reported that a man in his 20s approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. The victim was not injured however, taken from him.” Nobody got arrested yet.
 
Styles performed on Tuesday night at the Brit Awards. He got nominated for best male solo artist and best album. But he lost best male solo artist to rapper Stormzy. The pop star lost best album to rap album Psychodrama by Dave. He has not confirmed his involvement in the incident. The singer has suffered harassment before. 26-year old Pablo Tarazaga-Orero got convicted last October of stalking the star.
 
Styles told the court that he first met Tarazago-Orero when he noticed him living in uncomfortable situations. He said, “I thought it was sad that someone so young was sleeping rough at a bus stop when it was cold,” and offered him food. Tarazago-Orero then started posting notes and coins through the singer’s letterbox and following him to his local pub up to four times a week. District judge Nigel Dean banned Tarazago-Orero from going within 250 metres (820ft) of Styles or his home. He was also given a 12-month community order and 30 days of rehabilitation.


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