Tottenham’s Dele Alli reacts after being beaten up during a knifepoint burglary at his home during quarantine

Tottenham’s Dele Alli reacts after being beaten up

On Wednesday night, Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli posted the following message on Twitter:

Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.

That was how Alli reacted after he was the victim of a burglary at his home during quarantine.


Robbers broke into Dele Alli’s home, wielded a knife

So what actually happened to Dele Alli? The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement:

Police were called at approximately 00:35 BST on Wednesday 13 May to reports of a robbery at a residential address.

Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.

Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted. They did not require hospital treatment.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

The Guardian report that Tottenham’s Alli was punched in the face during the incident.

Also, the Guardian note that the robbers were armed with a knife.


Was Dele Alli alone during the robbery?

No, he was one of the four people in the house at the time.

The other people included Ruby Mae, who is Dele Alli’s girlfriend, plus his adopted brother, Harry Hickford, and his girlfriend.

The foursome have been staying at Dele Alli’s house during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown.

For the record, the Mirror also report that Harry Hickford was injured in the robbery.


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Happy bday Del Boy

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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen recently suffered a similar experience

Are Tottenham players being specifically targeted by professional robbers?

A couple of months ago, Jan Vertonghen was the victim of a similar crime.

While Vertonghen was playing for Spurs in the Champions League at RB Leipzig, his family were robbed at knifepoint.

On that occasion, the Guardian reported that “four men wearing balaclavas” broke into Vertonghen’s house.

The footballer’s wife and two children were in the house at the time.


Hugo Lloris has bought a guard dog

The sense that Tottenham footballers know they are being targetted by criminals also rose to the surface recently, after reports recently emerged that Hugo Lloris has spent 15,000 pounds on a new guard dog.

Other footballers who have shelled out considerable money on a guard dog include Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy. That’s according to the Sun.


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This article was edited by Ben Green.