Christine Lampard ‘fears for her young daughter’s safety’ following terrifying break-in

Christine Lampard admits she met Frank 'at the right time'

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Christine Lampard, 42, admitted she “struggles to sleep”, after the home she shares with husband Frank Lampard, 43, was targeted by thieves in a string of burglaries that included Tamara Eccleston’s mansion. The three members of the international gang responsible stole 26m of cash, jewellery and gems from their victims over a 13-day rampage in west London in December 2019.

I have a young daughter and feel vulnerable

Christine Lampard

The PA news agency reported that Italian nationals Jugoslav Jovanovic, 24, Alessandro Maltese, 45, and Alessandro Donati, 44, were responsible for the three raids, that also saw late Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s house targeted.

The Lampards are said to have had around £60,000 in watches and jewellery stolen while they were away from their Chelsea property on 1 December, and the experience has understandably left Christine worried that something similar could happen again.

In her impact statement, the TV presenter revealed she’s sensitive to any noises and is fearful for the safety of her young daughter and being home alone.

The Loose Women host shares three-year-old daughter Patricia and eight-month-old baby boy Freddie with Franks, and is also step-mum to his two older girls, Luna and Isla, from his relationship with ex Elen Rivas.

“I have struggled to sleep sometimes since the incident as I am sensitive to any noise from outside fearing another attack,” she admitted.

“Since this break-in at my house, I am much more fearful of being alone in my own home, I am less trusting of visitors to the house and feel unsafe in my home.”

Christine added: “I have a young daughter and feel vulnerable in a home which I had previously always felt safe and happy in.”

She revealed that her daughter frequently asks “if the burglars are coming back”.

Frank also spoke of how the break in had affected him, revealing honestly that he also struggles with sleepless nights.

“The fact that my job means that I travel frequently again raises my concerns,” he explained.

“Neither Christine nor I are sleeping too well as a consequence of this incident.

“I would add that while I have been an unfortunate victim of a crime previously, particularly burglary, this incident has had a far greater impact on our lives.”

Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Andrew Payne said: “What obviously is clear is that the people they are targeting are people generally of extreme wealth and the likelihood of hitting the jackpot is greatly higher than someone else.”

The three gang members were extradited from Italy and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burglary between November 29 and December 18, in 2019.

24-year-old Jovanovic also admitted one count of attempting to convert criminal property and conspiracy to commit money laundering between December 10 2019 and January 31 last year.

He was jailed for 11 years on Monday, while Maltese and Donati were each sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison.

It is understood the men will return to Italy to serve their sentences following the crime proceedings in the UK.

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