James Stunt shows horrific injuries and claims 'three gunmen broke into house, pistol-whipped him and stole £500k watch'

JAMES Stunt today revealed shocking pictures showing his face covered in blood as he claimed three gunmen broke into his house and pistol-whipped him.

The 38-year-old posted photographs showing his horrific injuries including a giant gash on his forehead on social media.

Writing on social media in the early hours of this morning, he said: "3 thugs with guns broke into my house and pistol whipped me with a gun and stole my 500 hundred thousand pounds watch."

Stunt, once said to be worth £3billion, also claimed the thugs "planted things" but added he was "far from scared you f***ed up."

A second photograph showed the bankrupt playboy with bandages covering his oozing wounds, with blood still dripping down his face.

In the caption, he added: "The police are treating me like a criminal."

The shocking pictures shocked his followers, with one writing: "James go to hospital immediately you need a lot of stitches."

Stunt then replied: "I am in hospital".

Another friend wrote: "Keep your head up bro you will get through this and come out stronger! Praying for you."

It is unclear where the incident unfolded.

The drama comes after the ex-bullion dealer had three properties worth £21million repossessed in March.

And just last month, the Sun revealed Stunt had been arrested by three cops with with his trousers around his ankles.

Hours before officers arrived, Stunt posted a rambling tirade of abuse and threats against a businessman and his daughter.

Stunt also faces charges over alleged money laundering following a proceeds of crime probe.

He had his assets frozen in 2018 and was declared bankrupt in a London court last June.

The playboy had previously has amassed a substantial fortune, which was once rumoured to be between £3billion and £4billion.

At the age of 21 Stunt is said to have dipped into the shipping sector, investing in cargo vessels.

He later diversified his investments, venturing into gold mining, private finance, property and gambling.

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