Friday, September 25, 2009

Rebels star in knife robbery horror

Friday 25th September 2009

A MAJOR police investigation is underway after four men, including FC United’s Steve Spencer, were held at knifepoint by armed thugs targeting an England defender’s home.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka was confronted by knife-wielding thugs in his Cheshire mansion while he watched his team on television, the Manchester Evening News is reporting

The Sale-born footballer was held at knifepoint and forced to hand over jewellery and the keys to his Range Rover after being confronted by three men at the house in Knutsford.

The raid happened while Everton were playing away against Hull in the Carling Cup.

FC United’s Spencer, 27, was a victim of the robbery too. When the gang burst in he was at Jagielka’s home along with Michael Tonge, 27, who plays for Stoke City, and Grant Smith, 29, a former Carlisle United player.

All three have remained friends with Jagielka after they played as youngsters together at Sheffield United – Jagielka’s former club.

Spencer, originally from Wythenshawe, is Jagielka’s best friend. He has also played Leigh RMI and Radcliffe Borough, before switching to FC United.

The robbers threatened them all with knives and made them hand over cash and jewellery.

They made Jagielka open a safe before stealing two Rolex watches and a Breitling diamond watch.