Armed thieves stole 2 cars, expensive handbags and jewellery from Premier League footballer Tom Cleverley’s Manchester home. Both Cleverley and his wife, Georgina Dorsett, were in the house. Mrs Dorsett is also a high profile celebrity being an ex-TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) star. Their 2 year old daughter was also present but fortunately all 3 are unhurt, though obviously shaken by the event.
Everton midfielder Cleverley has explained how his family were violently threatened with baseball bats in the recent raid on his mansion by armed robbers. The stolen items include watches, jewellery and 2 very expensive Range Rovers.
The horrible part of this crime, and one that is becoming more commonplace, is that they were both present inside the externally gated house at the time, spending a quiet night in with their 2 year old daughter. Burglars carry out more ‘callous’ raids when people are present in their properties and violence is often threatened or carried out. The solution we offer gives you a safe place to retreat to, giving you time to request help and protecting your loved ones. Valuables and car keys etc. can also be kept in this room as well, further bolstering your security and minimizing losses.
Scaffolding poles were used by 3 burglars to smash their way into the Cheshire home of former Manchester United footballer Angel Di Maria. All this took place while the Paris Saint-Germain footballer was eating dinner with his family.
The gang of armed thugs brutally used the metal poles in to break through patio doors at his Cheshire mansion. The 26 year old player was eating dinner with his wife Jorgelina Cardoso and young daughter when the horrific raid started. Shortly after the event, the family put their house on the market and moved to a hotel.
When considering unfortunate attacks like this, external security doors can give your home better protection while internal security doors allow a safe place to retreat to when faced with aggression such as this.
Back in 2011, Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy’s £4.5 million Cheshire home was burgled and jewellery, laptops and watches stolen. The impressive Alderley Edge mansion was previously owned by England cricketer Freddie Flintoff.
Unfortunately, Mr Crouch has previously been targeted by burglars while playing for his country in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. Thieves stole jewellery, drink and football memorabilia. They also went off with his luxury Aston Martin sports car worth over £200,000.
Gangs are known to repeatedly target the homes of Premiership footballers, primarily as they are known for their shorter careers and subsequent flamboyant lifestyles in a ‘buy-it-while-you-can’ lifestyle. Convicted criminal James Birch who raided six footballers’ homes admitted that he timed his break-ins to coincide with football games when he knew that the players would not be at home. Some aren’t so lucky and are often present in the house at the time where burglary often turns to assault.
Stars such as Roque Santa Cruz, Angel Di Maria, Steven Gerrard, Tom Cleverley, Emile Heskey and Jensen Button are recent sports people to have suffered aggravated burglaries. Henleys offer a solution that makes sense. Fitting a steel interior security door can give you time to call for help and, importantly, protect you and your family. The door need not look like a security door, we design and build them to fit in with your current décor. Give us a call now to talk about how we can help you to get peace of mind and improve your home security.
Henleys are proud to have been exhibitors at the London Homebuilding & Renovating show 2015 at ExCel, London. The response we had was truly incredible from public, builders, architects and many other industries.
We’ll be at many other shows around the country of course, but you can contact us meanwhile through this website for a friendly chat about our products or arrange a demonstration of our fantastic internal security doors and external security doors.
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Reports suggest that burglars who robbed the home of Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica pumped gas into the house to put the couple and their friends to sleep.
According to Mr Button’s spokesman, the two intruders stole £300,000 ($464,000) of jewellery from the rented villa in Saint Tropez, including Mrs Button’s engagement ring.
The suspicion that gas was used – a claim made by Mr Button’s spokesman and one that police would not comment directly on – echoes reports of previous attacks against wealthy individuals and celebrities.
Former Arsenal footballer Patrick Vieira said he and his family were knocked out by gas during a 2006 raid on their home in Cannes. And in 2002, British television stars Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine said they were gassed while attending the Cannes Film Festival.
Henleys Security Doors have been fitting intelligent and cost-effective solutions to these types of celebrity attacks and can provide you with a safe place to sleep in, or retreat to, where your valuables can also remain protected. Contact us for a quote now
News source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33821661
Our Home Security Doors Can Help Prevent Burglary
Earlier this year, burglars forced their way into a couple’s home at night in the quiet coastal village of Saltdean in East Sussex. At 11.15pm on Thursday 5th February 2015 police were called to the address in Nutley Avenue, East Saltdean, after several men had forced their way into the house through the front door, threatened and assaulted the man and woman living there (both aged 52). The burglars, one of whom was believed to be carrying a long barrelled shot gun, demanded cash, although in the end nothing was taken. Both of the victims were treated for minor cuts.
Sadly this type of burglary, where entry is forced through the front door, is more common than is thought, and is highly distressing for the victims.
Our Home Security Doors Can Help
At Henleys Security Doors, we manufacture and install internal and external wooden security doors, with concealed steel cores, that can help keep burglars and intruders out and keep you, your family and possessions safe.
Our home security doors have recently received a top accreditation from West Midlands Police (add full details), which means they are approved by the police to help deter and keep burglars out of your property. They include:
- High Security door locks approved by the chief of Police Officers
- ABS door Barrel and Winkhaus multipoint locking mechanisms approved by Secured By Design, part of the Official Police Security Initiative.
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Contact Us for Help and Advice on Home Security Doors
If you are considering improving your home’s security, contact us for an initial chat, or download our brochure. Typically, we operate within a couple of hours drive time from Birmingham. We’re happy to come to your home to discuss your requirements.