A healthy get-away

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen

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HEALTH-conscious thieves have broken into Sir Ian McKellen’s restaurant and stolen veg.

The offenders ransacked The Grapes in London’s Limehouse last Friday, taking carrots and potatoes from its stores.

Staff had an early morning dash to the shops to make sure customers were not left short.

Nearby resident and owner of The Grapes, Sir Ian, who grew up in Wigan, was not thought to have been present at the time of the incident.

The Lord of The Rings star bought the lease to the pub in late 2011.

He has lived nearby since the 1970s and McKellen considered it his local, often getting takeaway fish and chips or sandwiches from there.