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John Terry had been on a ski holiday in France with his family, in a mid-season break handed to all Chelsea players by manager Antonio Conte, only to return and find that his £5 million mansion had been burgled.

Three men have now been charged over the burglary of the Chelsea captain’s £5 million Surrey home.

Police arrested three men in their 20s last week and the trio have since been charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries – including the one on Terry’s home. They will face trial next month.

According to the Daily Mail, a joint operation involving Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad led to the arrests of Roy Head, 28, of Walton-on-Thames and Darren Eastaugh, 29, and Oliver Hart, 24, who are both from Bedfont, last week.

The men have been charged with a string of seven residential burglaries. One of those is the one at Terry’s house, in the raid which occurred overnight on February 25 in the hours after Chelsea had beaten Swansea City 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Terry and his wife Toni returned home only to find thousands of pounds worth of personal items missing.

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