Man arrested for raiding ManU midfielders home

March 4th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 4 (ANI): A man has been arrested on suspicion of raiding Manchester United footballer Darren Fletchers house and threatening his fiancee at knife point.

The Scotland midfielders front door was kicked in and his house in Bowdon, Greater Manchester, was raided while he was away in Italy on European duty on February 23.

Three hooded men grabbed his fiancee Hayley Grice by the hair and ripped the engagement ring from her finger, Sky News reported.

Her mother was also threatened and forced to hand over jewellery while his twin sons, Jack and Tyler, slept on.

Police said a 28-year-old man had been held over the raid at the players 1.5 million pound mansion.

He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and has been bailed until May 14.

Fletcher, 25, is thought to be the 14th top-flight player to have been targeted in Manchester and Merseyside in the past three years.

Expensive jewellery, Rolex watches, and sports cars worth hundreds of thousand of pounds have all been taken during the break-ins.

Detectives said they were keeping an open mind on whether the raid was linked to any others. (ANI)

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