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4th September 2022 23:20

Carolyn Radford post on social media, Fri 2 Sept 2022

I’ve been incredibly moved by the lovely messages I’ve been receiving lately by people asking if I’m okay, as I’ve been very quiet. I feel ready to talk now and it’s also best to end any unnecessary speculation as to why.

Very briefly, just over a month ago, on Tuesday August 2, just after 10pm, four masked robbers came into our home in Quinta da Lago, Portugal, when I was relaxing alone watching TV in bed.

They stole a lifetime of jewellery and watches with a market value of just under a million, but mostly it’s left me totally exhausted, traumatised and devastated. The only saving grace is our boys were not in our home at the time.

This robbery comes just 18 months after I had my engagement ring violently ripped from my finger as I was on the school run in Portugal. The two thieves who did this have never been caught.

It also comes just under three years since our home in the UK was burgled by a gang specifically targeting the homes of high-profile businessmen and women, footballers and celebrities.

The police successfully prosecuted this gang, who received significant prison sentences. However, none of the items stolen were ever recovered and we have not made any insurance claims in all three of these robberies.

More than the loss of our personal belongings, our sense of security and safety has been totally violated. I have definitely struggled in recent weeks, but want to thank my amazing family and caring friends who have helped me through this and, of course, my absolute rock, my husband John.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. I am a strong girl and will bounce back.

I am very excited to be watching our beloved football club in action tomorrow against Doncaster - COYS



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