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‘Cole and Huddlestone robbed of £500k of goods’
Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole and previous spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone have been robbed of jewellery, handbags and watches value about £500,000 by a “ruthless” gang, a courtroom has heard.
Kurtis Dilks is alleged to have robbed ex-England star Cole and his partner Sharon Canu of watches, mobile telephones, hard cash, a Gucci bag, headphones and a BMW smart essential in the course of a crack-in at their house in January 2020.
Dilks, Ashley Cumberpatch and Andrew MacDonald are accused of conspiring to rob former A few Lions’ ace Huddlestone’s spouse, Joanna Dixon, of £500,000 of jewellery and handbags, such as her marriage ceremony and engagement rings.
Jurors ended up told robbers tied Ms Dixon’s hands powering her again with cable ties, with one particular allegedly saying: “Will not make this hard, we do not want to manhandle you.”
Nottingham Crown Courtroom listened to that Dilks is also accused of remaining aspect of a six-powerful gang who allegedly stole the £3.75million Portland Tiara from the Welbeck Estate in 2018.
The tiara was worn to the coronation of Edward VII.
Prosecutors reported the theft of the tiara, earlier explained as a “nationwide treasure”, was a “surprising event” and it will in no way all over again be seen in its authentic state.
The defendants deny all expenses. The demo continues.