By JAYA NARAIN
Shock: Abbey and Peter Crouch are 'distraught' after their new £4.5million mansion was broken into on Tuesday evening
Peter and Abbey Crouch are ‘distraught’ after being burgled at their new £4.5million mansion.
The England and Stoke City striker and his wife discovered the break-in at their home in Prestbury, Cheshire, on Tuesday evening after returning from a day out.
The house had been given ‘a pretty untidy going-over’, according to police.
Luxurious: The £4.5million mansion has a gym, cinema and swimming pool. Wayne and Coleen Rooney live nearby
Christmas presents, a watch and a number of rings belonging to Abbey, 25, are believed to be among the items stolen.
The couple’s nine-month-old daughter, Sophia, was staying with Mrs Crouch’s mother at the time.
Recent move: Crouch relocated from London to Cheshire following a transfer to Stoke City
A close friend of the pair told the Mail: ‘Abbey and Peter must have disturbed the burglars when they heard their car coming up the drive.
'They believe there were several men in the house.’
The couple bought the six-bedroom home - which has a gym, cinema and swimming pool - from ex-England cricketer Andrew Flintoff three months ago.
In fact the Premiership footballer and his wife live just yards from Wayne and Coleen Rooney, and Rio Ferdinand also lives nearby.
A police source said: ‘The couple discovered the break-in after they returned to the house at around 7.20pm on Tuesday night.
‘The house had not been ransacked but had been given a pretty untidy going over and there were several items missing.
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