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Police suspect ‘overseas gang’ involved in raid of Jack Grealish’s home



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A new report surrounding the raid on Jack Grealish’s home last month has detailed the dead-end reached by police investigating the crime.

The assault on the property of the Manchester City forward took place while the England international was in action for Pep Guardiola’s side during a 1-3 away victory against Everton towards the end of last month.

A report at the time stated that family members of Grealish were inside the property at the time, sitting down to watch him in action for the reigning Premier League champions at the home only recently purchased by the footballer.

Reacting to the devastating attack on his home on Instagram days later, Grealish explained, “I can’t begin to explain how devastated I am. This has been a traumatic experience for all of us. I am just so grateful that nobody was hurt.”

His statement continued, “I have had so many amazing experiences and achievements over the last 12 months, but to be honest the best year of my life in football now doesn’t feel like something I can celebrate.

“The people that commit these terrible crimes have no idea of the damage they cause to peoples lives. I hope they are found and brought to justice so no other family has to go through what we have.”

However, it does not appear as though there is going to be much relief in terms of finding the assailants, with a new report providing concerning information for Grealish and other footballers subject to potential security breaches in future.

According to a new report from The Sun newspaper, police investigating a raid on the home of Jack Grealish last month now suspect that an ‘overseas gang’ was involved, with “zero leads” on the break-in despite ‘exhaustive inquiries’.

The report quotes a ‘security source’, who explained, “The fact police have made so many inquiries locally, and come up with nothing, has made them think it is linked to a foreign gang.

“That, of course, makes it much harder for them to be traced, especially if they have flown into the UK and then fled abroad,” the source continued. “The talk among players and their security teams is it could be linked to a South American gang, who have been known to target homes of the wealthy here before.

“It makes it seem increasingly unlikely it will be solved. Jack will then become the latest in a long line of footballers who have had their properties raided with no one caught.”

Manchester City and Jack Grealish return to action in the Premier League on Monday night, as the club travels to London to take on Thomas Frank’s ever-impressive Brentford side as they hope to retain their pursuit of Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the division.

City come into the clash fresh off the back of a routine 3-1 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium, as the club put together a strong winning run across all competitions since their return from the FIFA Club World Cup in December.