Gordon Ramsay’s family ‘has done nothing wrong’ as angry neighbours around his Cornwall home threaten to lodge complaints with police, according to reports.
The celerity chef has been thrown into the middle of some sort of beach-side turf-war with accusations locals are preparing to go to authorities over Gordon bringing his family to stay at their other home amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
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However, a family friend has insisted Gordon and wife Tana haven’t broken any rules by staying in their swanky abode.
They tell Metro.co.uk amid the palaver: ‘The family have done nothing wrong, Cornwall is very much their family home where they all spend time together.
‘It has been widely reported they arrived on March 20th so any accusations of acting inappropriately are simply incorrect.’
Residents had seemingly taken to social media to tell the chef he ‘wasn’t wanted’ in the area, despite seeing his house there as the main family pile.
In one interaction reported by The Sun, the chef was accused of ‘flouting government rules’, after guidelines outlined travel to ‘second homes’ deemed not ‘essential’.
They raged, according to the publication: ‘Don’t you realise that by doing that you’ve possibly brought the virus with you and because Cornwall is not your main residence, if you and your family get sick you will place yet more strain on an already fragile infrastructure.
‘I’m reporting you to the police. What you’ve done is against the law and I hope they force you back to London.’
It’s not all vitriol, however, with Gordon recently documenting the kindness of neighbours earlier this week.
Sharing a clip to his Instagram Stories on Monday, the Hell’s Kitchen star showed off some bundles of asparagus dropped off ‘from across the field’.
‘Now what a lovely, beautiful, generous little gift,’ Gordon said of the St Enodoc Asparagus delivery. ‘A little gift from the fields across your house.’
He continued: ‘C’mon, seriously, that’s literally growing in the back of my garden.
‘Now that’s what I call love thy neighbour, see? That’s how you look after each other across these difficult times. There you go.’
Seemingly referencing the reports of tension between Gordon and the local community, he added: ‘I’m sure one local will whinge about the asparagus. God bless you.’
It was previously reported Gordon’s family have been ‘hurt’ by the backlash to them isolating in Cornwall.
A friend said: ‘It’s where they spend all their family time together, they’ve been spending time there for 10 years and Jack actually lives in the house there full time too.’
They added: ’Most of their neighbours are so welcoming and they love being part of the community.
‘They’ve been following the government advice, along with the rest of the country…and the campaign against them is hurtful and unnecessary at a time when we should all be coming together and supporting each other.’
Metro.co.uk contacted Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council for comment.
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