Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was involved in a horrific robbery where the robbers threatened to cut off Cole’s fingers with pliers during a violent break-in at his home.
The Daily Mail report that the break-in occurred in January 2020 at their home and the couple had watches, mobile phones, cash, a Gucci bag, headphones and a BMW smart key stolen from their property.
Cole’s house was targeted by raiders wearing camouflage clothing who smashed their way into the home of the former England defender and his partner Sharon Canu with a sledgehammer and then proceeded to tie his hands behind his back and demanded jewellery and watches.
The court heard some of the terrifying details from the robbery today, such as Cole’s hands were ‘bizarrely’ doused with odour eliminator Febreze in an apparent bid to destroy DNA evidence before the group of up to six men fled the home in Fetcham, Surrey, when police arrived.
The court also heard that Cole’s hands were also bound behind his back with cable ties, while one of the ‘more aggressive’ attackers kept saying “let’s cut his fingers”.
One of the men involved is also accused of being part of a six-strong gang who allegedly stole the £3.75 million Portland Tiara from the Welbeck Estate in 2018 and conspiracy to rob the home of Hull City footballer Tom Huddlestone.
The robbery on Cole’s house is said to have taken place in January 2020, a court heard https://t.co/LpuZ6NI6ol
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Ashley Cole was the victim of a terrifying knifepoint robbery after a gang broke into his home in January 2020, a court heard on Monday.https://t.co/PK5GatfnnP
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