Man City star breaks silence on burglary at his mansion while family watched him playing v Everton on TV

Jack Grealish in action for Manchester City at Everton on the night his Cheshire mansion was burgledJack Grealish in action for Manchester City at Everton on the night his Cheshire mansion was burgled
Jack Grealish in action for Manchester City at Everton on the night his Cheshire mansion was burgled
The England international only learned of events at his Cheshire home at the final whistle at Goodison Park.

A “devastated” Jack Grealish says he hopes the perpetrators of a burglary at his home while he was playing are “brought to justice”. 

The England international was in action during Manchester City’s win at Everton last Wednesday, December 27, when a gang ransacked his Cheshire mansion while his terrified family were inside watching him on TV.

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Police say the thieves are still at large after making off with a number of items believed to be high value jewellery and watches worth around £1million. No-one was hurt but Grealish said his family had been through a “traumatic experience”.

In a New Year’s Eve Instagram post, the midfielder said: “I can’t begin to explain how devastated I am over the burglary that took place at my home a few days ago. My family means the world to me and nothing is more important than ensuring their safety. This has been a traumatic experience for all of us, I am just so grateful that nobody was hurt. 

“I have had so many amazing experiences and achievements over the last 12 months, but to be honest the best year of my life in football now doesn’t feel like something I can celebrate. The people that commit these terrible crimes have no idea of the damage they cause to people’s lives. I hope they are found and brought to justice so no other family has to go through what we have.”

According to reports, girlfriend Sasha Attwood, 27, was among those forced to press the panic button inside the £5.6million property in Chelford which Grealish moved into just before Christmas. 

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A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "At around 9.50pm on Wednesday 27 December police were called to reports of a burglary in Chelford, near Knutsford. The caller reported that a number of items had been stolen. Officers, supported by the police dogs and NPAS, were deployed and searches were conducted in the local area, but there was no trace of the suspects. No arrests have been made at this time and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1722738."

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