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07th Dec 2022

Two men arrested by police in connection to break-in at Raheem Sterling’s home

Callum Boyle

Sterling has returned to England following the break-in

Two men have been arrested in connection to the break-in that took place at Raheem Sterling’s home.

A statement from Surrey Police read: “Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary last night (6 December) in the Oxshott area. They are currently in custody.

“Following reports of suspicious activity around 6.40pm, a number of resources were deployed, including the dog unit and the police helicopter. Our colleagues from British Transport Police also provided assistance.

“Enquiries remain ongoing to establish whether there are any links between these arrests and the break-in reported to us over the weekend.”

The England international left the Three Lions’ camp in Qatar following the break-in at his home in Surrey and missed the last 16 win against Senegal.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling’s family were not at home during the time of the break-in however the Chelsea winger wanted to return home as soon as possible to ensure they were safe.

England boss Gareth Southgate has offered his support to Sterling and his family but said he couldn’t be sure if the 27-year-old would return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament.

“I really don’t know, it’s a situation he needs time to deal with, I don’t want to put any pressure on him.

“Sometimes football isn’t the most important thing and family should come first.”

Captain Harry Kane also wished Sterling and his family the best and said that the whole of the squad are behind him.

“Our thoughts are with him and his family. It is a private matter with him, but it’s never easy to see one or your team-mates and friends have to deal with something like that.

“We will take it day by day and take the best decision for him and his family.From us as a team we send him our best and hope to see him as soon as possible.”

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