09 November 2020 18:37
Sign up to FREE email alerts from KentLive - Daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email JB Gill and his family were allegedly threatened with a knife after his Kent farm broken was in to in a 3am raid. The 33-year-old, of JLS fame, lives with his wife Chloe. 32, and their two children in their £1.5 million home in Sevenoaks. According to reports, a gang of four threatened JB with a knife and sprayed the singer in the face with an unknown substance before fleeing with some valuables. JB was taken to hospital but is now said to be recovering well.
The Sun reports the family were 'extremely shaken' but escaped without serious injury. KentLive newsletter: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email every weekday morning. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - you can do it right at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Type your email address into the 'sign up to free daily alerts' box, press 'subscribe' and you're all set. Changed your mind?
There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. A spokesman for JB told the newspaper: "JB and his wife had hoped to keep details of the incident private in order to safeguard their young family. "They are all well and safe having increased home security." They've increased security at their secluded home and police are said to be investigating the incident. It's also believed officers have informed the National Crime Agency amid fears that it could have been the actions of an organised crime gang who are targeting locals in the area. A source said: "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." The insider added that police and medics rushed to the house and took JB to hospital to be checked over. He was able to leave later that same day. JLS singer JB Gill was hospitalised after his family home was broken into during a night-time raid. As reported by The Sun, the singer was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance after he confronted four intruders who had entered his home on the outskirts of London at around 3am on Saturday (7 November). Gill lives in the property with his wife Chloe, who was reportedly threatened with a knife during the attack, and their two young children. He was taken to hospital for treatment, but is said not to have been seriously injured. The incident is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, while a spokesperson for the singer said that the family had increased their home security. Gill (pictured 2nd right) with JLS at the 2020 Brit Awards (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) The Independent has contacted Gill's representatives for comment. On Sunday 8 November, Gill thanked his fans for support on Instagram, writing on his Story: "We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who's reached out to us today. Honestly, it's been overwhelming the love we have received." He continued: "We had hoped to keep the details of the incident private, in order to safeguard our young family but we thank Hod that we are all well and safe. We would appreciate privacy at this time." Gill rose to fame in 2008 after appearing on The X Factor as one quarter of boyband JLS, who placed second in the competition to Alexandra Burke. Throughout their career together, the vocal group, which consisted of Gill, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold and Oritse Williams, released four studio albums and scored five UK number 1 singles. They went their separate ways in 2013, but in February 2020 announced that they would be reuniting for a 15-date UK and Ireland arena tour in November and December.