​French police have launch


ed a major manhunt after masked robbers put a gun to the head of the American reality television star Kim Kardashian West and stole an estimated €10m (£8.7m) worth of jewels from her luxury apartment.

Five men disguised as police officers forced their way into the discreet Hôtel de Pourtalès in Paris’s upmarket 8th arrondissement, where the star was staying, in the early hours of Monday.

Two of the robbers, who were wearing police-branded armbands, reportedly tied up Kardashian West, who was in the French capital for

Paris fashion week, and locked her in the bathroom while they ransacked the flat.

The star’s publicist said although Kardashian West was not beaten, the men had held a gun to her head leaving her “badly shaken but physically unharmed”.

After giving a statement to police about her ordeal, Kardashian West, 35, was immediately taken to a waiting private jet at the small Le Bourget airport on the outskirts of Paris to be flown back to the US.

Kardashian West, who is married to the American rapper Kanye West, with whom she has two children, was attacked just before 3am, shortly after she had returned from dinner. Earlier on Sunday she had been photographed at the Balenciaga and Givenchy fashion shows.

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