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Dele Alli held at knifepoint in terrifying burglary

Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during a burglary at his home.

The Spurs and England midfield - who is spending lockdown at his North London house with his brother and their respective partners - was threatened and punched during the terrifying incident as two men broke into the property.

He suffered minor facial injuries, and the intruders stole items of jewellery - including watches - during a scuffle in the early hours of Wednesday morning (13.05.20), while he has also passed on CCTV footage to the authorities.

Taking to social media later that day, he tweeted: "Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we're all okay now. Appreciate the support."

In a statement, Spurs added: "We have been offering our support to Dele and those isolating with him.

"We encourage anyone with any information to help the police with their investigation to come forward."

Metropolitan Police confirmed the incident, adding that "there have been no arrests" yet but enquiries will continue.

The authorities said: "Police were called at approximately 00:35 BST on Wednesday, 13 May to reports of a robbery at a residential address.

"Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.

"Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted. They did not require hospital treatment.

"There have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances continue."

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