Dele Alli burglary: Tottenham player attacked during break-in at London home

‘Horrible experience but we’re all okay now,’ says Tottenham and England star

Joe Gammie
Wednesday 13 May 2020 23:04 BST
No arrests have been made, police say
No arrests have been made, police say (Getty)

England footballer Dele Alli was attacked when two armed raiders broke into his home.

The Tottenham midfielder was punched in the mouth by two masked intruders armed with knives and ordered to hand over valuables, The Sun reported.

The paper said that Alli, 24, was playing pool with his brother and his girlfriend at his home in Hadley Wood, in northeast London, in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the incident happened.

The two robbers also attacked one of Alli’s friends before fleeing with two of his watches and jewellery belonging to his girlfriend, model Ruby Mae, it added.

Alli described the ordeal as a “horrible experience”. He tweeted: “Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said no arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson added: “Police were called at approximately 12.35am on Wednesday, May 13, to reports of a robbery at a residential address.

“Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.

“Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted. They did not require hospital treatment. There have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

The latest raid comes two months after fellow Tottenham player Jan Vertonghen’s family was robbed at knifepoint while he was away on Champions League duty.

Mr Vertonghen was part of the squad that travelled to Germany for the last-16 second leg with RB Leipzig in March when four thieves wearing balaclavas raided his home.

They were armed with knives, but Vertonghen’s wife and two children were unharmed.

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