The 41-year-old musician saw the youths trying to nab a dog tied up outside a supermarket when he was near his 2.5million pounds mansion in central London. Noel gave them a right ear-bashing and threatened to take them all on. And it was just a matter of seconds that the gang fled from the scene.
"Noel was so brave, the blokes could have been carrying knives but he just didn't car," The Mirror quoted a neighbour as saying. The neighbour added: "He's a tough bloke and he doesn't like people taking what isn't theirs. So he tackled them and they quickly did one."
Then the Labrador was finally reunited with Caroline, who played ill-fated helicopter pilot Naomi in the 1977 Bond movie. The ex-Bond babe showered Noel with thanks after the incident. "So she was ever so grateful for what Noel did. She'd have been devastated to lose him," said a source.