Joelinton's Home Burgled During Newcastle-Man City Game

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton had his home burgled while watching his side play Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jan 14, 2024 - 15:20
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Joelinton's Home Burgled During Newcastle-Man City Game

Joelinton, who is currently sidelined with a thigh injury, was at Saint James' Park with his family when he received a security alert on his phone warning of a break-in at his home.

There was no one around when the incident took place.

Northumbria Police confirmed in a statement that the thieves had fled Joelinton's Darras Hall residence. They said in a statement on Sunday: "Shortly before 7.30pm yesterday [Saturday] police received a call from a concerned homeowner who reported that three men were inside their home in Darras Hall. 

"Thankfully the homeowner was not home but had received a security alert on their phone and immediately reported concerns to police. Police were deployed to the scene however, those alleged to be involved had fled the scene. 

"Enquires remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us via 101, or the 'Report' pages of our website, quoting log NP-20240113-0835."

Newcastle lost 3-2 to Man City on Saturday.

Joelinton has made 23 appearances and scored three goals for Newcastle United this season.