Harry Styles was spotted stepping out with the bodyguard he shares with Mick Jagger for some A-lister level protection, it has been claimed.
The well-experienced minder believed to be the 26-year-old’s guardian was spotted at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday.
It comes days after a knifepoint robbery in north London on Valentine’s Day left the singer ‘shaken’ and concerned for his safety.
A-list liaison: Harry Styles has hired Mick Jagger’s bodyguard for some A-list level protection, it has been claimed
‘Harry was on great form at the Brits, chatting to everyone and having a great time,’ a ‘source told the Sun.
‘But we did notice his bodyguard was with him that evening. That’s understandable given that he was mugged so recently and has been the victim of a stalker in the past.
‘Like Mick, he has to take security very seriously. And as Mick is such an idol of his, it makes sense that he would look to him to inspire his choice of staff — as well as his choices of fashion and hairstyles.’
Former employer: It is believed the bodyguard in question had been working with the Rolling Stone, 76, for years before taking on the new high-profile client (pictured in August)
MailOnline has been to Harry’s representatives for comment.
It is believed the bodyguard in question had been working with the Rolling Stone, 76, for years before taking on the new high-profile client.
And the minder was spotted on an outing with Harry as he tried to put the traumatic mugging behind him at the BRIT Awards at the 02 Arena in London and later at an after-party at The Box nightclub in Soho.
For one of three outfit changes on the evening, the former One Directioner, who was nominated for two Brit Awards, sported a look straight out of Mick’s past closet.
First sighting: The well-experienced minder believed to be the 26-year-old’s new guardian was spotted at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday
After finishing off his solo performance, the star changed into a canary yellow suit with purple bow, which resembled one worn by Sir Mick back in the 1970s touring glory years.
On Valentine’s Day, the Sign Of The Times singer was out in Hampstead, north London, when he was confronted and threatened by a man who pulled a knife on him.
The thug demanded cash from the singer and Styles quickly complied, managing to get away unharmed.
Though not confirming whether Styles was the victim, the Metropolitan Police did say they had received reports of a robbery in the area on the night in question.
Shaken: Harry Styles taking a selfie with a fan as he leaves BBC Radio 2 on February 14. Later that same day he was robbed at knifepoint in north London
A spokesperson said: ‘Police are investigating reports of a knifepoint robbery in Hampstead.
‘Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50hrs on Friday, 14 February.
‘It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife.
‘The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him. No arrests and enquiries are ongoing.’
Lookalike: For one of three outfit changes on the evening, the former One Directioner, who was nominated for two Brit Awards, sported a look straight out of Mick’s past closet
Source: Daily Mail