In Brief

Masked robbers target Beckham mansion: what we know

Police called to couple’s £6m home in Great Tew, Oxfordshire

David and Victoria Beckham have upped security measures at their home in the Cotswolds after a gang of balaclava-wearing raiders scaled the walls in a bid to break in.

The couple’s £6m mansion in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, was targeted last week, according to the Daily Mail.

Police were reportedly called to the property after the family’s security team spotted three suspects on CCTV.

The footage shows the trio propping a ladder against a wall of the converted barn and climbing up to look into a first-floor window, before being chased off.

The masked raiders were also spotted by guests from the nearby Soho Farmhouse members club and hotel, who helped scare away the would-be robbers. 

The Beckhams were believed to have been on a flight to Australia at the time, with an insider telling the Daily Mirror that they had “been made aware” following the incident.

“They are obviously shaken by it and hope these guys are caught or warded off from doing this again,” the source said.

Another insider told the Mail: “David hates the fact he has to have such hi-tech and extremely tight security around him.

“He would love to be normal but his number one priority is to protect his wife, children and wider family.”

Now, the Beckhams have “been forced to significantly increase security at the countryside home, where they spend many of their weekends”, adds the paper.

The property “boasts nine bedrooms and there are believed to be plans afoot to add a 60ft croquet lawn, natural swimming pond and orchard”, says the  Mirror.

Recommended

‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’
Piers Corbyn at a demonstration
Instant Opinion

‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’

Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government
Boris Johnson in front of a Christmas tree
Between the lines

Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government

London’s sad Christmas tree
Christmas tree being installed
Why we’re talking about . . .

London’s sad Christmas tree

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
In Brief

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Popular articles

Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?

Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Profile

Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life

19 advent calendars for adults
Selection of advent calendars
The wish list

19 advent calendars for adults

The Week Footer Banner