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England star Crouch burgled again

Burglars have again targeted the home of England striker Peter Crouch.

The Premier League forward, currently with Stoke City, had his £4.5m Cheshire mansion broken into on Tuesday while he and his wife, model Abbey Clancy, were out.

They are believed to have reported the burglary when they got back to the house and called police.

The house is located on "millionaires' row" in Mottram St Andrew, a village close to Prestbury and Alderley Edge, an area of Cheshire popular with other Premier League footballers.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney and Carlos Tevez are believed to be close neighbours.

It is the second time Crouch has been targeted by burglars, after a previous home in Alderley Edge was raided in 2006.

Crouch, along with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, Emile Heskey and former Manchester City striker, Roque Santa Cruz, were all burgled by a gang who timed their raids to coincide with football matches - knowing the players would not be at home.

The latest break-in at Crouch's home is believed to be the first time a North West-based Premier League player has been targeted for some time.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said officers received the burglary report just before 7.20pm.

"The occupants were not at home at the time of the offence. Police are now investigating the circumstances of the burglary and appeal for any witnesses to contact Cheshire Police on 101," he said.

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