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Amanda Vakeli: Kate and Megan's fashion designer is robbed of a Chopper hacked moped in Chelsea | News from the UK


One of the Duchesses of Cambridge's favorite fashion designers is being robbed by ax-thieves in Chelsea, west London.

Amanda Wakely, whose creations are also worn by the Duchess of Sussex, was checking flat tires on her car when she was threatened by thieves, according to her partner and public relations adviser, Hugh Morrison.

He said they fled with Rolex's watch at the 57-year-old £ 25,000, leaving her shocked but unharmed.

The Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex (below) are admirers of Ms Wakely's creations
The Duchess of Sussex

It happened in the Harley quarter of the capital on Wednesday morning.

"The police are amazing, but they say this happens five to six times a day during [Kensington and Chelsea] and asked us to share it, "Mr Morrison said in a social media post.

"There have been many witnesses and police believe the culprits will be caught.

"In the meantime, Amanda just wants to share her experience and hopes everyone remains safe."

More than the Duchess of Cambridge

Metropolitan police say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

Fashion designer Amanda Wakeli and her partner Hugh Morrison
Mrs Wakeli and her partner Hugh Morrison, who said the fashion designer was shocked but unharmed

"Police were called at about 9:30 am on Wednesday, November 13, to report a robbery on Ashburn Road, SW10," the force said.

"Hertz, a woman who believed in her 50s, was threatened by two males on a moped. One was armed with an ax.

"Her watch was stolen during the incident. No injuries were reported.

"A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

"Investigations into the circumstances are continuing."

Last June, a comedian Michael McIntyre his watch stole the thieves who were waiting for a hammer while waiting for his son to be picked up from school.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1848 / 13New, or call Crime Storm anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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