Police issue update after Sterling flies home from World Cup following home invasion

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 5th December 2022

Surrey Police have issued an update following Raheem Sterling’s home invasion that has forced the England international to fly home from the 2022 World Cup.

The former Manchester City star was left out of the Three Lions squad against Senegal due to a “family matter” on Sunday before the exact circumstances were confirmed shortly after.

Authorities have now verified that hundreds of thousands of pounds of goods had been stolen from the property but that, fortunately, “no threat of violence was involved”.

Sterling flew just hours after hearing of the break-in at his home Leatherhead home where he lives with his fiancé and two children.

Manager Gareth Southgate could not confirm whether the Chelsea player will be returning to the squad, insisting that, obviously, “the priority is for him to be with his family” and that they will “give him as much time as he needs”.


The police force said in a statement: “We are currently investigating a report of a burglary at an address in Oxshott, Leatherhead.

“Police were contacted just before 9pm on Saturday, December 3rd after the occupants of the property came home and discovered a number of items including jewellery and watches had been stolen.


“Inquiries to establish the circumstances are underway and the investigation is ongoing. No threat of violence was involved as the items were discovered stolen retrospectively. Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

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We wish Sterling and his family all the best during this troubling time and are relieved to hear that no one was hurt during the armed robbery.

As for whether he returns to Qatar, we only hope to see him back in the side if and when he’s ready.


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Featured Image — Raheem Sterling (via Instagram)