London Lite Thursday, 5 November 2009 15 Thieves take Patsys Mini afterbreak-in KeysstolenfromKensitshome BURGLARS stole actress Patsy Kensits car after grabbing the keys to it when they broke into her north London home. The raiders took her Mini Cooper, which was parked nearby, and drove it around London for several days. The 41-year-old actress, the ex- wife of Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, was not at her 1.1m home in Archway at the time of the break-in last month. She and her fourth husband, DJ Jeremy Healy, returned to find the 11,000 car gone from where it had been parked in the street. Police suspect that a burglar got into the house by reaching through the letterbox and opening the catch from the inside. Sources said the thieves drove around in the car, which they fitted with false number plates, for sev- eral days before it was recovered near Kentish Town. Kensit, a former child actress and singer who stars in BBC series Holby City, was said to be grate- ful when police returned the car to her after dusting it for fingerprints. Speaking at her home last night, Kensit, who was born in Hounslow, said: It has been a very trying time, but life goes on. Following the raid, police have warned Kensits neighbours not to make it easy for burglars, who are increasingly stealing car keys. A Met spokeswoman said: Police are investigating a burglary and car theft which took place between 7.15pm on 13 October and 12pm on 14 October. Members of the public are reminded not to leave either house or car keys within reach of letter boxes as this is a method frequently used by burglars. by georgina littlejohn Trying time: Patsys Mini was taken from street TUBE musicians played outside City Hall in protest at new busking rules. The 250 performers, who play across the network, say many are being forced to quit after Transport for London banned them from selling CDs or handing out business cards. They also object to new guidelines on noise and a higher-rate phone number to book their pitches. The buskers say TfL has banned them from performing if they have not booked. Previously they could play in a spot if no one was there 20 minutes after a two- hour slot began. Michael Ball, 47, who has been busking for 25 years and plays in West End Tube stations, said: Its cretinous. Now we have to call an 0845 number and every time no one answers we get a message which costs 40p. The whole process ends up costing about 20 a week. Mr Ball, from Waterloo, met Labour London Assembly member Val Shawcross yesterday to ask for help. She said: Buskers cheer up the Underground. I hope that an agreement can be reached. Angry: buskers at City Hall Buskersplayprotestsongsat CityHalloverTuberulechange index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html