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Jamie Oliver's eatery destroyed in Birmingham riots

Aug. 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says his Jamie's Italian restaurant in Birmingham, England, was heavily damaged in this week's riots.

"Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up windows all gone whole area closed, cant open, staff and customers all safe!!" E! News reported Oliver said via Twitter Tuesday.

"So sad to see whats happening in UK with these Riots!all gone mad !time to get our country back now we need 2 come down hard on these idiots," he wrote.

Oliver said his Recipease cooking school in the Clapham Junction section of London was left untouched, however, E! News said.

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