Paul Gascoigne makes tearful plea for burglars to return stolen items belonging to his late father

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne became emotional during his Good Morning Britain interview as he told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about the burglary at his home in Poole, Dorset. He is particularly upset at the loss of sentimental items that once belonged to his late father. 

“When he passed away, there was certain stuff I kept. I was really close to my dad,” he said, before having to fight back tears.

“I don’t mind the [loss of the] other stuff but the sentimental stuff meant a hell of a lot to me,” he said. “Now that I’m talking about it, it’s really hit me. Stupid things that don’t mean a lot to them [the burglars] but mean a hell of a lot to me.”

Paul revealed that the stolen items include six watches, three diamond rings, two diamond bracelets and a championship medal. 

 Speaking about the loss of his medal, he explained: “My first championship medal I gave to my dad.”  He added that after his dad died his mother suggested that Paul take the medal back. He said that the thieves had even stolen a cigar cutter that his dad had given him.  

“I would really appreciate it if they [the burglars] did hand them back, just the sentimental things, it’s hard you know.” He also issued a plea for “whoever has got them to leave them [the stolen items] outside on the doorstep.”  

Paul fears that burglars targeted him after they knew he was in London watching his friend Vinnie Jones filming his Life Stories interview with Piers. “Now when I go out, everytime I go back home I start worrying,” he added.