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Christine and Frank Lampard left terrified after London home targeted by intruder

The couple were not at home at the time. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

CO Down television host Christine Lampard and footballer husband Frank have been left "shaken and terrified" after their £10million home was targeted by an intruder.

The couple's nanny reportedly confronted the man at the house in west London after he was spotted in the grounds of the property.

It is understood that the would-be thief was seen on CCTV by the nanny, who went out into the grounds to approach him, before he made his escape.

The Loose Women presenter, who is originally from Newtownards, and Mr Lampard, both 39, were not at home at the time of the attempted break-in.

However, they are understood to have brought in extra security measures following the ordeal, which happened earlier this month, after being left shaken.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It happened in broad daylight and could have been a lot worse.

"The nanny saw the man on CCTV and bravely went outside.

"She shouted, and Christine's dog Minnie made a racket which helped scare him off.

"It has still left them shaken and terrified, especially Christine."

The source added: "The couple have since beefed up security, with a guard pal of Frank staying to give advice."

It is understood that it is the third raid in the same west London street in recent weeks.

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