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Jason Manford says ‘burglars haven’t been furloughed’ after items were stolen in overnight break in


Jason Manford had a number of items stolen after being targeted by burglars (Picture: PA)

Jason Manford shared his frustration with fans after being targeted by burglars who stole a number of items from a storage unit on his property. 

The comedian, 39, took to Twitter to tell fans: ‘Well it seems burglars haven’t been f**king furloughed! Some absolutely awful people out there. Stay vigilant folks.’

He also responded to a fan that suggested a rise in poverty was leading to a rise in crime, adding: ‘Yeah, I’m not one of these people who buys into poverty = crime. 

‘I’m sure it’s a contributing factor in some cases but I grew up under the poverty line, my parents worked their a***s off doing several jobs, would never dream of stealing a thing off anyone. Scumbags are scumbags.’

A representative for Jason explained that it was a storage unit rather than Jason’s home that was targeted, adding: ‘A storage unit outside Jason’s property was broken into during the night and a number of items were stolen.’

It comes after Jason spent the summer lockdown working as a delivery driver for Iceland to help people get their food orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jason hit back on Twitter (Picture: Twitter)

He was left with time on his hands after his summer shows were postponed due to the lockdown and worked as a driver in exchange for donations to charity instead of a salary. 

 Jason also ended up helping out by donating some of his PPE (personal protective equipment) when he stumbled upon an accident in the road while on shift. 

A fan had tweeted him: ‘Thank you for stopping at Old Trafford and providing us with PPE to help assist with a road traffic accident.’

Jason replied at the time: ‘That was the maddest morning I’ve had all lockdown! Guy knocked off his bike, people trying to help but social distancing!’

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