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BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid's home burgled

Susanna Reid
Image caption Susanna Reid shares her home with Dominic Cotton and their three sons

Burglars have raided the south London home of BBC Breakfast host Susanna Reid as she slept upstairs with her family.

The thieves forced their way into Ms Reid's terraced house in Balham during the early hours of Thursday morning.

They stole a haul that included a flat screen television and her Vauxhall Zafira car.

The 40-year-old presenter shares the home with partner Dominic Cotton, who is a sports reporter, and their three sons.

Ms Reid only realised there had been a break-in later in the morning.

She broke the news of the raid by posting the statement "burgled" on her Twitter account on Thursday morning.

Later, she added the message: "Thanks all for brilliant msges of support. Have done all admin. If u spot abandoned but well-loved silver Vauxhall Zafira in Lambeth."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Lambeth Burglary Unit was investigating the break-in.

"It appears the burglar entered the premises by forcing a front window," he added.

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