BAA chair robbed at knifepoint

Sir Nigel Rudd and his wife Lesley were said to be shaken but recovering yesterday after being held up in their Belgravia home by men armed with knives who stole valuables. The men, wearing stockings over their heads, held up the Rudds when they returned to their £7m home at about midnight on Monday after a night out. They forced their way in as the couple were closing the door, threatened them with knives and forced Sir Nigel to open his safe before taking £50,000 of jewellery and a designer watch.