Jamie and Francis were allegedly attacked by three men who attempted to steal their wallets and watches.
The incident is said to have happened last Friday (8 March) and meant Francis was taken to hospital for stitches. He told the paper: “It was pretty bad – basically three against one.”
An insider added: “The attack came as a shock to both guys and they’re quite unnerved by it. Nothing like this has happened to them before and it has been a wake-up call. It has graphically shown them the negative side of laying their lives bare and letting the world know all about their lavish lifestyle.
“They can deal with people not liking the show, but to be physically attacked has knocked them for six.”
Francis has since hired a minder to accompany him to events.
Sending big cuddles your way, boys… we hope Proudlock‘s looking after you! RM