Ex-Liverpool and Spurs defender tackles Golders Green fire

Neil Ruddock with firefighters next to the bin which caught fire outside Gold's Factory Outlet in Go

Neil Ruddock with firefighters next to the bin which caught fire outside Gold's Factory Outlet in Golders Green. - Credit: Archant

Former footballer Neil Ruddock got more than he bargained for during a trip to a Golders Green tailor last week.

Neil Ruddock's glamour model fiancé Leah Newman joined him on his trip to Gold's Factory Outlet.

Neil Ruddock's glamour model fiancé Leah Newman joined him on his trip to Gold's Factory Outlet. - Credit: Archant

The ex-Liverpool and Spurs defender, nicknamed ‘Razor’ Ruddock in his playing days, was forced to help extinguish a fire which took hold of a bin outside Gold’s Factory Outlet, in Golders Green Road, last Wednesday.

Mr Ruddock, 44, who appeared in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, was visiting the clothes store with his glamour model fiancé Leah Newman, 31, when the fire started.

Warren Gold, 55, owner of Gold’s Factory Outlet, said: “He knows we do the big boys’ suits and he needed a couple rather quickly so we accommodated him.

“A fire started in a bin outside the shop and so Neil Ruddock and I helped to put it out. It was ridiculous, he had photographs taken with the firemen. It was good fun - he’s a great guy!”

For more information on Gold’s Factory Outlet, visit www.thebigredbuilding.com or call 020 8905 5721.