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Jamie Oliver's restaurant damaged in UK riots

Jamie Oliver poses for photographs at a signing for his new magazine, Jamie, on April 17, 2009, in London. Getty

(CBS) Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Birmingham was damaged amid riots throughout London and other large cities in England.

The celebrity chef and "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" host revealed Tuesday that windows at the restaurant were smashed but no one was hurt.

"Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up. Windows all gone, whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe!!thankfully," Oliver tweeted.

"Thank u all 4 support!xx thanks to the police & emergency services for what there dealing with the communities are amazing!" he added.

Earlier, the chef condemned the violent riots.

"So sad to see whats happening in UK with these Riots!all gone mad !time to get our country back now we need 2 come down hard on these idiots," he tweeted, adding, "My love and thoughts go out to everyone effected by these riots,and all the people I work with who are in the thick of it safe ......."

sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up windows all gone whole area closed, cant open, staff and customers all safe!!thankfully joxless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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