Knife-Wielding Man Breaks Into Benedict Cumberbatch’s Home, Threatens Actor and Family

Knife-Wielding Man Breaks Into Benedict Cumberbatch’s Home, Threatens Actor and Family

  • A knife-wielding intruder broke into Benedict Cumberbatch's home and threatened the actor and his family
  • Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, along with their three children, were inside the house during the terrifying incident.
  • The intruder, a former chef, was later arrested and slapped with a three-year restraining order from the Cumberbatch family

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English actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his family were left fearing for their lives after a knife-wielding chef broke into their home and threatened them.

Knife-wielding chief
Former chef Jack Bisell, 35, allegedly broke into Benedict Cumberbatch's home, threatened his family. Phot: Page Siz.
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According to the Daily Mail, Jack Bissell, who previously worked as a chef at a luxury hotel, kicked his way through the front gate of the actor's multi-million dollar property, allegedly shouting, “I know you’ve moved here, I hope it burns down.”

Horrible experience

Cumberbatch, 46, his wife, Sophie Hunter, 45, and their three children were reportedly in the home at the time of the break-in and could hear the intruder screaming outside.

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Bissell also reportedly took one of the family’s plants and threw it against the garden wall, and at one point ripped the intercom off the building after spitting on it.

The former chef reportedly fled the scene before police arrived.

However, authorities were able to track him down due to the DNA evidence he left on the intercom.

Bissell was reportedly arrested, fined and hit with a three-year restraining order from the Cumberbatch family.

A source told the outlet:

“Naturally all of the family were absolutely terrified and thought this guy was going to get in and hurt them. Luckily it never went that far. Benedict and Sophie have had many sleepless nights since worrying that they may be targeted again."

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