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Scarborough man appears in court over attempted burglary at Rooney's mansion

A Scarborough man has appeared in court charged with the attempted burglary of Wayne Rooney's Cheshire home as the footballer played in his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

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24-year-old Robert Leslie McNamara appeared at South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court today for the brief hearing.

He is charged with the attempted burglary of a dwelling with intent to steal on August 3.

The case was sent to Chester Crown Court and will next be heard on September 7.

McNamara was granted conditional bail from magistrates.

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

Man charged in connection with attempted burglary at Rooney's mansion

A 24-year-old man from Scarborough has been charged in relation to an attempted burglary at the home of Wayne Rooney.

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Robert Leslie McNamara, 24, of Newby Farm Crescent, Scalby, Scarborough, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted burglary.

In a statement Cheshire Police said:

Following questioning McNamara has been charged with Attempted burglary of a dwelling with intent to steal; he has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates later today, Wednesday 10th August 2016.

The charge 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.

– Cheshire Police

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Arrest over attempted burglary at Rooney's mansion

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at the home of England football captain Wayne Rooney.

The suspect, who is from the Scarborough area, was arrested on Tuesday over the break-in bid at Rooney's Cheshire mansion while he played in his testimonal 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 full 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 his first club Everton on Wednesday August 3.

Officers investigating an attempted burglary in Prestbury have arrested a man in relation to the incident.

"The 24-year-old man was arrested earlier today 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, who is from the Scarborough area, is currently being held in police custody where he is assisting officers with their inquiries."

– Cheshire Police spokesman

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Investigation underway after woman sexually assaulted near Scarborough pub

Police are investigating a woman was sexually assaulted near a park in Scarborough.

​The incident happened on the morning of Saturday 11 June when the victim, a woman in her 20s, was giving a man a lift.

The man is described as around 40 years of age, short brown-mousy coloured hair, around 5’ ”8-10” tall, proportionate build, wearing a light coloured T Shirt, denim jeans, black boots or shoes and a gold necklace.

The man had left a licenced premises on St Nicholas Street in Scarborough at approximately 3.40am and walked up Newborough and Westborough towards the railway station.

He had then walked through the town centre with the victim.

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