Saturday 1 October 2016

Twink 'beyond consoling' after Knocklyon home 'torn asunder' by thieves

Published 24/01/2016 | 21:04

Twink and Teddy
Twink and Teddy
Twink: The panto star and her beloved Teddy Bear at home in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Twink's home in Rathfarnham

Star of the stage and TV Twink has described how her family is “beyond consoling” after her Knocklyon home was “torn asunder” by thieves.

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The star, also known as Adele King, came home on Friday night to discover her bedroom “four-feet deep in clothes ... Bags ...Rails ... Every drawer pulled out ... Trunks and dog beds torn asunder.”

In a Facebook post this evening, the star appealed to the public to report any sign of her stolen wares if they resurface.

“Every item of decent jewellery and masses of my beloved good quality costume jewellery ... that I have collected all over the world... All over the years ... in Turkish bazars...... trips out to the USA to Chloe....Gifts given by grateful promotors at the end of long successful runs .... All treasured ... So very appreciated ....and kept lovingly all this time ... Gone.”

The thieves tried to open Twink's unused safe by hosing it down in the bath.
The thieves tried to open Twink's unused safe by hosing it down in the bath.

“The memories attached to all of them ... Gone forever.”

“Absolutely everything I own and love .... And worked hard for. Gone,” she said.

In an impassioned post on Facebook, the star described her horror as she discovered her home was ransacked.

“The beautiful little glass perfume bottles I got all over the Middle East whilst working there .....either taken or smashed.... An exquisite "cut glass "perfume bottle that my beloved Maureen Grant [ from Maureen's bar at the Olympia Theatre ) gave me for my 50th … Gone. Little Silver frames with my baby children in them, gone.”

“All my bags and wallets emptied .. ..contents all gone .. Cards ...money for the bills on Monday ... And the ..." good bags " and luggage with it.”

“I raced from room to room crying Jesus no .... Jesus no ... Not MORE theft … What in hell's name is going on ???”

Just 15 months ago, Twink’s beloved dog Teddy was stolen but was found again after a massive media appeal.

Twink said she also had items stolen from her cake stall at Terenure market some time ago.

“What is going on in our dear country ??? We are under attack from a myriad of gangs of ruthless thoughtless mindless thugs.”

“And to the scoffers and the cynics out there … You may be laughing at this tonight ....( Bless you )

But … Watch out ... You're probably next.”

The star said she was told by gardai that there are up to ten burglaries a day occurring in the neighbouring Rathfarnham area.

The star ended her statement with a quote from Rudyard Kipling:

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster ...

And treat those two impostors just the same ...

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves ..

To make a trap for fools....

Or watch things you gave your life to .... Broken ...

And stoop ..

And build'em up

With worn out tools" ...!!!!!

( " Then you'll be a man my son ")”

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