Stamford Bridge captain targeted by thieves.
A gang tried to break into John Terry’s home while the Chelsea captain was away playing in Thursday night’s Barclays Premier League game against Tottenham.
The raiders had broken through the perimeter gate of the property using a scaffolding pole from building work next door and were approaching the house before being chased off the premises by security guards.
Terry’s wife Toni and four-year-old children Georgie John and Summer Rose were in the mansion in Oxshott, Surrey, along with Terry’s mother Sue and Toni’s mother Sue Poole when the intruders struck towards the end of the game.
Terry had hired the extra security due to the intensity of the media spotlight on him following being charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea’s game against QPR at Loftus Road in October.
It is unclear whether the attackers were intent on damaging the property or attempting burglary.
A friend of Terry said: ‘They were all completely shocked at what happened, especially with young children in the house and two grandmothers. It was a very scary experience for all of them at a hugely difficult time for the family.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
This is not the first time thieves have targeted player’s homes when they have been away on playing duty. Wayne Rooney’s house was targeted after he left Everton for Man United and just last week Peter Crouch’s home was broken into and ransacked.
Whatever you feel towards the England and Chelsea skipper such behaviour is atrocious and one can only hope that the culprits are brought to justice.