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Wayne Rooney signed shirt stolen in raid

Wayne Rooney
Image caption Among the haul was a Manchester United shirt signed by Wayne Rooney

A haul of football shirts worth thousands of pounds, including one signed by the entire England team, has been stolen in a burglary.

The shirts were taken from a house on Hulme Hall Road in Cheadle, Stockport, some time between 14 and 16 October.

Police said the offenders forced open a window and stole four televisions, a stereo and a Volkswagen Tiguan.

Among the seven framed shirts stolen were England tops signed by Wayne Rooney and David Beckham.

Also taken were a Chelsea shirt signed by John Terry, a Manchester City shirt signed by Micah Richards and Manchester City and United shirts signed by their respective teams.

Officers are warning anyone who is asked to buy the shirts to contact them.

All are from the last three years and are kept in special dark blue or black frames. Most have an accompanying plaque.

Pc Karen Smith said: "These shirts are obviously very valuable and it is likely the burglars will try and sell these on, so I would ask if anyone is offered one to please get in touch.

"They are very distinctive items and the owner would be very happy to get them back, so if there is anything someone knows that might help our investigation then please don't hesitate to call us."

The shirts together are believed to be worth about £2,500.

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