Joel Dommett and wife Hannah Cooper
Joel Dommett and his wife Hannah Cooper were not home at the time of the break-in (Picture:REX)

Joel Dommett has opened up about a terrifying burglary on the home he shares with wife Hannah Cooper, which ended with police Tasering the thief. 

The comedian, 36, and model Hannah had bought a home in Surrey shortly after they got married in Greece in 2019 and were targeted by burglars not long after. 

He revealed: ‘After we got married, we finally moved to a new house. We got burgled fairly shortly after we moved in. It was mad.

‘It is everyone’s worst fear and it was horrible. We saw on our CCTV camera this guy in our garden, and luckily me and her weren’t in the house, but we saw it and rang the police and drove home.’

Joel explained that the man was caught after he remained in the house trying to put items into their boxes before taking them: ‘It was mad as we saw on the cameras the police arrive and we weren’t sure if the guy had left.

‘We arrived and the police had gone in through the smashed french window and the guy was in there for 15 minutes.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (10458431ku) Joel Dommett and Hannah Cooper Pride of Britain Awards, London, UK - 28 Oct 2019
Joel says the man was Tasered by police (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

‘He was getting shoes and handbags and putting them back in boxes. Essentially he was tidying up. The police came at him with this Taser.’

Joel told the story during a stand-up show at 2Northdown, in North London ahead of his October tour, according to The Sun, and revealed that the man had been jailed for four years for the crime. 

He then joked: ‘Clearly the police don’t catch people very often as they were so excited about it.

‘We came through the door traumatised and the police were there saying, “Oh, we got him”. Me and Hannah were crying.’ has reached out to Joel Dommett’s reps for comment.

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