Heskey's wife held at knifepoint
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The wife of Premier League footballer Emile Heskey was threatened at knifepoint by robbers who ransacked their home.
The Wigan Athletic and England striker's mansion in Hale, Greater Manchester, was targeted in broad daylight by two men while he was at a training session.
The 30-year-old's two young children were also in the house as the raiders stole a number of items before they took the keys to the family's BMW and made their escape.
A Wigan Athletic spokesman said: "We can confirm that there was an incident at Emile Heskey's home.
"Thankfully no-one was hurt. The matter is being handled by the police and the player does not wish to comment any further."
Police were called to the address at around 10.45am on Wednesday July 16 following reports of a burglary.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Officers discovered a woman had been threatened at knifepoint after two men broke into the address.
"The men escaped with a number of items in a stolen BMW. Inquiries are continuing."
Anyone with any information on the burglary should call the Volume Crime Unit on 0161 856 7553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Amber Roof: Sister of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof launches fund-raising appeal for wedding and honeymoon
Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as a 'minute of bulls**t'
Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
Worker killed by robot at Volkswagen car factory
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 BP hit with record $18.7 billion fine over Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill