Deranged British Chef Arrested Following Knife Attack At Benedict Cumberbatch’s House

Posted May 30, 2023 by with 3 comments

Via DailyMail:

Benedict Cumberbatch and his family were left fearing for their lives when a former chef at a luxury hotel launched a ranting knife attack at the star’s home.

Jack Bissell, 35, kicked his way through the front garden’s iron gate at the actor’s £3.5million house in north London, ripped the intercom off the wall and made a series of terrifying threats.

Bissell, who has not explained his outburst, was shouting: ‘I know you’ve moved here, I hope it burns down,’ a court heard.

Cumberbatch, 46, his wife Sophie Hunter, 45, and their three young children were in the home at the time and could hear Bissell smashing into the garden and screaming abuse.

The former chef de partie at the five-star Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair then pulled out one of the family’s plants and threw it at the garden wall, spat at the intercom and pried it loose using a fish knife.


The chef was later arrested after police found his DNA on the intercom (thankfully, he was never able to get inside), but he was only fined $267 and given a three-year restraining order that bans him from being near the Cumberbatch family. So, he could obviously attempt to break in anytime and do this all over again.

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