Police are investigating the raid on Raheem Sterling’s £6million Surrey mansion and are making two arrests

Police investigating a raid on Raheem Sterling’s £6million mansion are making two arrests for attempted burglary nearby while investigating if they are linked

  • The England ace flew back from Doha after news of his home being broken into
  • Police arrested two people after a raid in Oxshott, Surrey last night
  • Sterling said he will not return to the World Cup until he is certain his family is safe

Surrey Police have arrested two men – and are working to determine if they are linked to a nearby burglary at Raheem Sterling’s home.

Officers in Oxshott, with dogs and a helicopter, descended last night after reports of suspicious activity.

The pair are now in custody and police are working to determine if they had anything to do with the theft that saw the 27-year-old Chelsea winger sharply exit England’s Doha camp.

Sterling flew home ahead of Sunday’s 3-0 win against Senegal. A spokesman for the player said his family were at the Surrey mansion when the property was hit by gunmen.

Raheem Sterling's partner Paige and their three children were not at their home at the time of the raid, police said

Raheem Sterling’s partner Paige and their three children were not at their home at the time of the raid, police said

However, police later said the burglary – in which jewelry and watches were taken – was discovered when inmates were returning from Qatar, adding that they had received no reports of armed intruders.

The door remains open for Sterling to return to the Middle East, with a decision expected in the next few hours. England will play France in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

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

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

“Investigations are ongoing to determine if there are any links between these arrests and the burglary that was reported to us over the weekend.”

Gareth Southgate will not put any pressure on Sterling to rejoin the England squad after being flown home due to the police investigation

Gareth Southgate will not put any pressure on Sterling to rejoin the England squad after being flown home due to the police investigation

England ace Sterling is said to have been ‘shaken’ by news of his £6million mansion being burgled.

The footballer, who scored his first World Cup goal in England’s 6-2 win over Iran, is hoping to return to Doha in time for the Three Lions’ quarter-final game against France on Saturday.

However, sources have said Sterling will only fly back to his team-mates if he feels his family is safe at their Surrey home.

Raheem has told everyone, “There’s no way I’m going anywhere unless I’m 100 percent sure my family is safe.” He’s safety-conscious, and one reason they moved into the property was because it was is on a very exclusive estate with regular security patrols,” a source told The Sun.

Private security forces patrol the Surrey estate (picture taken Monday morning)

Private security forces patrol the Surrey estate (picture taken Monday morning)

“Nevertheless, he managed to get targeted, which is very upsetting for Raheem and Paige. They have just returned to London and want to feel safe.”

A spokesman for Sterling said that “his focus is on being home and supporting his family,” they told The Mirror.

It is understood some of Sterling’s England team-mates are now checking their own safety amid the scary incident.

Gareth Southgate won’t pressure Sterling to rejoin England squad, it’s believed. And the England staff are in touch with Sterling, but Chelsea are taking a starring role while he’s back in the UK.

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