Harry Styles is hiring Mick Jagger’s bodyguards to beef up his security after getting mugged on Valentine’s Day.

The 26-year-old ex-One Direction star experienced terror on what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year when a thug brandished a knife at him and demanded he hand over all his money.

Appearing at The Brit Awards last week - just days after the ordeal - the heartthrob proved he was not taking any chances as he enlisted the help of 76-year-old Sir Mick’s minder for added protection on the red carpet.

Hazza had the extra help standing nearby as he partied at the O2 following the glitzy awards - and at an after party at The Box nightclub in central London.

Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint on Valentine's Day

“Harry was on great form at the Brits, chatting to everyone and having a great time,” a source told The Sun.

"But we did notice his bodyguard was with him that evening. That’s understandable given that he was mugged so recently and has been the victim of a stalker in the past,” the source continued.

“Like Mick, he has to take security very seriously. And as Mick is such an idol of his, it makes sense that he would look to him to inspire his choice of staff — as well as his choices of fashion and hairstyles,” they added.

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Harry gave a storming performance of his new song Falling at the Brit Awards

Harry lost out on two gongs at Tuesday night’s ceremony - losing British Album of the Year to Dave’s Psychodrama, and Best British Male Solo Artist to grime artist Stormzy.

However he wowed the audience with a rousing performance of his song Falling - from his second solo album, Fine Line.

Harry paid tribute to former girlfriend Caroline Flack at the awards - who tragically died last weekend aged just 40 when she took her own life.

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The former One Direction star wore a black ribbon on the red carpet - and echoed Caroline’s words when he wore a page featuring the words “treat people with kindness”.

Caroline had shared a post on social media months before her tragic death, writing: “In a world where you can be anything… Be kind.”

Brit Awards host Jack Whitehall also paid tribute to Caroline, calling the star “kind” and “infectious”.

While a pre-award show hosted by Clara Amfo and Alice Levine ended with a black and white image of Caroline, with the caption: “Caroline Flack - The BRITs Presenting Team 2010.”

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