Former Oasis guitarist and re-branded Londoner, Noel Gallagher, has shared the news that he will soon be leaving his London home as the rise in knife crime has him worried his children’s safety.

Gallagher has explained that he was looking to move out of the capital as his neighbourhood becomes embroiled in a gang war which has resulted in stabbings near his home. With three children, Anais 19, Donovan 11, and Sonny eight, it has become a necessity for Noel to seek a new living arrangement.

”We’re just about to move out to Hampshire,” he told The Irish Independent. “We didn’t want the kids growing up in London. We’ve had two stabbings outside our house in the last while. I live as you can imagine in quite an affluent area. At one end of the street is one housing estate and the other end is another housing estate, and they are currently at war.

”One guy was multiple stabbed in the middle of the fucking day and an air ambulance had to come and land in the middle of the street and all the streets were taped off.”

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He added: “Anyway, our lad is 11 and is now coming to go to secondary school and we were just saying it would be too fucking stressful if he is on the Tube and he is coming home and he is being mugged for his phone. So we decided that we are going to go out to the country and put them to school in the country. We’ll just commute in to London.”

Is it possible that Noel is going to be a Home counties snob? Almost certainly.

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