England legend Paul Gascoigne is left heartbroken after burglars raid his flat and steal £140,000 worth of jewellery including a £40k diamond-encrusted watch – and steaks from his freezer
- The ex-footballer, 53, claims thieves broke into his luxury flat in Poole, Dorset
- This was after Piers Morgan uploaded a photo with him showing he wasn’t home
- Raiders’ haul included a £2,000 cigar cutter and watch owned by his late father
Paul Gascoigne made a tearful plea to burglars who stole £140,000 of jewellery from his flat – along with treasured items belonging to his late father.
The photo showed him sitting in the ITV Life Stories audience on Monday, and knowing he wasn’t home, burglars broke in.
The ex-footballer, 53, claims thieves broke into his luxury seaside flat in Poole, Dorset, after Piers Morgan posted a picture of him on Twitter (pictured)
England football hero Gascoigne broke down as he told the Sunday People that his father’s belongings ‘meant so much’ to him and he’d ‘really like them back.
The raiders’ haul included a £2,000 gold cigar cutter and watch both owned by his father John who died aged 72 from cancer two years ago, according to the Mirror.
They also took a £40,000 gold diamond-encrusted watch bought with his first pay cheque from Tottenham and a Championship medal from Glasgow Rangers.
Gascoigne went to London to support lifelong friend Vinnie Jones, 55, while he filmed his Life Stories chat.
Police were called at 2.48pm on Tuesday and a forensic team dusted the scene for fingerprints and DNA.
The photo showed Gascoigne sitting in the ITV Life Stories audience (pictured) on Monday, and knowing he wasn’t home, burglars broke in
The burglars took five watches, two bracelets, three rings, diamond earrings, £800 designer sunglasses and a genuine New York Police Department badge.
And they also took tow steaks from the freezer, and Gascoigne joked ‘they must have been hungry’.
He said that he was ‘surprisingly calm’ when he first spoke to police about the break in, but he ‘started crying’ when he noticed his father’s cigar cutters were missing.
Piers told the Sunday People he was ‘sorry to hear’ about the burglary and the least he can do is ‘buy him some new steaks’.
Mailonline have contacted Dorset Police for comment.
He made a tearful plea to burglars who stole £140,000 of jewellery from his flat – along with treasured items belonging to his late father (pictured on ITV show)
This comes just after the England legend looked in good spirits as he got a new love heart tattoo on his left wrist.
He visited South Coast Ink Super Studio in Bournemouth to get the artwork added to his collection.
Last month, Gazza publicly spoke out in support of his son Regan, 24, who revealed during a television interview that he is bisexual.
In November his son spoke openly about his sexuality in a newspaper interview, followed by an appearance on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV show.