Squatters calling themselves ‘The Occupiers’ brazenly take over Gordon Ramsay property

Gordon Ramsay discovered a different sort of kitchen nightmare after “professional squatters” barricaded themselves within a problem property of the celebrity chef.

Lawlessness and soft-on-crime policies aren’t merely a problem stateside as the Marxism behind them is foundational to globalism. As such, as the star of “Hell’s Kitchen” sought to unload a gastropub and boutique hotel near London’s Regent’s Park valued at over $16 million, he became the latest property owner to be plagued by unwelcome occupants.

According to a report from The Sun, reaching out to the police was futile for Ramsay after it was discovered that some five men and a woman calling themselves “The Occupiers” had used glue and appliances to gum up the locks and blockade the doors of the York & Albany before a deal could be completed to turn it over to a new lessee.

“It’s an absolute nightmare scenario for poor Gordon,” a source told the UK outlet. “The pub was temporarily closed while he was finalizing a new lease, and during this handover period, a gang of professional squatters somehow bypassed all the security and CCTV, and got themselves in.”

“They’ve now boarded themselves in the building and are slowly taking over the places, leaving their crap everywhere and brazenly telling locals this is now their home,” the source added. “They’ve glued tight all the locks and are cooking up a storm in the kitchen, which is especially galling for Gordon.”

Outside the business where The Sun had spied a man sprawled out on a couch, a sign had been posted that claimed because the property was not a residential building, they were immune from laws against occupying such a property.

Threatening legal action should anyone attempt to interfere with their occupation, the notice warned their was always a person on the premises and, “That any entry or attempt to enter into these premises without our permission is therefore a criminal offence as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to such entry without our permission.”

Sign posted out side York & Albany

The sign further expressed, “That if you attempt to enter by violence or by threatening violence we will prosecute you,” and assured, “You may receive a sentence of up to six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000 (roughly $6,226).

Signing the notice “The Occupiers,” the post indicated, “If you want to get us out you will have to issue a claim for possession in the County Court or in the High Court.”

While Ramsay had not publicly commented on the “professional squatters” at the time of this post, their presence was not the first time he had faced legal trouble at the York & Albany. Previously, the restauranteur had been ordered to pay $797,000 in rent for the location due to the alleged use of a “ghost writer” machine by his father-in-law Christopher Hutcheson that had placed the location under Ramsay’s name.

Hutcheson had been fired as Ramsay’s chief executive five years earlier in 2010 when private detectives had uncovered an apparent embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars, The Sun had noted.

Kevin Haggerty


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