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Rooney's caps and trophy stolen
Wayne Rooney
Rooney's England caps were among the items stolen
Football memorabilia belonging to England star Wayne Rooney has been stolen in a burglary at his parents' home in Liverpool.

England caps, a World Cup 2006 shirt and his BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Trophy were taken.

Merseyside Police said the items were taken from the house in Sandfield Park, West Derby, on Saturday night.

The public have been asked to contact police if they are offered the items in a pub or over the internet.

The Man Utd forward won the BBC trophy in 2002 while he was still an Everton player.

Broken ankle

Among the other items stolen were some jewellery and a shirt from the FA Cup Final.

A police spokeswoman described the stolen items as "very distinctive".

The burglary follows a turbulent few months for the 20-year-old striker.

In April he broke a metatarsal bone in his right foot against Chelsea threatening his place in the World Cup finals.

After intensive treatment accompanied by heightened media scrutiny he eventually played for England in the tournament.

But he finished it in disgrace when he was sent off for an apparent stamp on a Portuguese opponent in England's quarter final defeat on penalties.


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