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Man held over burglary bid at Wayne Rooney's home

Wayne Rooney Image copyright PA
Image caption The game at Old Trafford, between Rooney's only two professional clubs, marked his 12 years of service at Manchester United

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to burgle Wayne Rooney's home while he was playing in his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

The incident happened at about 21:00 BST on 3 August in Prestbury, Cheshire.

The alarm at the Manchester United star's £6m property was reportedly triggered and police conducted a full search of the area.

The arrested man, who is 24 and from the Scarborough area, is in police custody for questioning.

The testimonial against Everton, which ended 0-0, made history as it was the first ever game between Premier League teams to be streamed live on Facebook.

Image caption Wayne and Coleen Rooney's home featured in a BBC documentary last year
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Image caption Wayne Rooney was shown in his trophy room for the film The Man Behind The Goals

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