Surrey Police have released a statement regarding the armed burglary at Raheem Sterling’s house over the weekend.
Sterling was forced to fly home from the World Cup in Qatar after his home in Oxshot, Leatherhead, was broken into by armed intruders, missing Sunday’s last-16 victory over Senegal as a result.
Following the news, Surrey Police have confirmed they are currently investigating the report in a statement.
“We are currently investigating a report of a burglary at an address in Oxshot, Leatherhead. Police were contacted just before 9pm on Saturday 3rd December after the occupants of the property came home and discovered a number of items including jewellery and watches had been stolen. Enquiries to establish the circumstances are underway and the investigation is ongoing,” a statement read.
“No threat of violence was involved as the items were discovered stolen retrospectively. Enquiries into the circumstance are ongoing.”
When asked on whether Sterling will return to Qatar, Southgate told ITV: “I really don’t know because at the moment it’s a situation that he needs to be with his family to deal with. I don’t want to put him under any pressure with this. Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing and family has to come first.”