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Man (24) tried to break in to Wayne Rooney's £6m mansion while family attended charity tribute match

Kim Pilling

Published 10/08/2016 | 11:57

The alarm at the Manchester United star's £6 million property in Prestbury was reportedly triggered
The alarm at the Manchester United star's £6 million property in Prestbury was reportedly triggered

A 24-year-old man has been charged with an attempted burglary at the home of England football captain Wayne Rooney.

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Robert Leslie McNamara, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was arrested on Tuesday over the bid to break in to Rooney's Cheshire mansion while he was playing in his testimonal match at Old Trafford last week.

The alarm at the Manchester United star's £6 million property in Prestbury was reportedly triggered and police descended to conduct a full search of the area.

The Rooneys' family home was targeted as the striker, his wife, Coleen, and their three sons, Kai, Klay and Kit, were at the charity tribute game against his first club, Everton, on Wednesday August 3.

A police spokesman said: "Cheshire Police has charged a man in relation to an attempted burglary in Prestbury.

"Robert Leslie McNamara, 24, of Newby Farm Crescent, Scalby, Scarborough, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted burglary.

"Following questioning, McNamara has been charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling with intent to steal. He has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates later today (Wednesday).

"The charge relates to an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 9.00pm on Wednesday 3rd August at an address in the Chelford Road area of Prestbury."

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