Man charged with break-in at Rooney's mansion

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

A 24-year-old man from Scarborough has been charged over an attempted burglary at the home of England football captain Wayne Rooney.

Robert Leslie McNamara, from Newby Farm Crescent, Scalby was arrested on Tuesday over the break-in bid at Rooney’s Cheshire mansion while he played in his testimonial match at Old Trafford last week.

The alarm at the Manchester United star’s £6 million property in Prestbury was reportedly triggered and police descended to conduct a search of the area.

The Rooneys’ family home was targeted as the striker, his wife Coleen and their three sons Kai, Klay and Kit were at the charity tribute game against Everton.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Officers investigating an attempted burglary in Prestbury have arrested a man in relation to the incident.

“The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

“The arrest relates to an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 9.00pm on Wednesday 3rd August at an address in the Chelford Road area of Prestbury.

“The man is from the Scarborough area.”

He was due to appear in court later today.