Topless Helen Flanagan survives burglary: bikini-clad reality TV star’s sportsman lover did not shoot her dead
HELEN Flanagan is front-page news. The pneumatic former Coronation Street actress last seen having a hissy fit in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, has been the victim of a burglary.
The Sun leads with a picture of Helen dressed in a bikini, as it once led with a racy photo of reality TV star and lad’s mag favourite Reeva Steenkamp after her altercation with ‘burglars’. Steenkamp was the woman allegedly killed in a botched burglary. Blessedly, Helen’s sports star boyfriend, Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair, was away at the time and never raced to her aid by shooting her dead through a closed toilet door, as athlete Oscar Pistorius says he did.
The Sun says Sinclair’s absence is what triggered the burglary. Beneath another picture of Helen, this time topless in just half a bikini, the Sun reports:
HELEN Flanagan was held hostage by armed raiders at her £2.8million home — hours after tweeting that she was missing her boyfriend who was away on holiday. The TV babe was traumatised by the late-night ordeal and told a pal: “I could have been killed.”
But she wasn’t. The thieves stole jewels and a mobile phone.
Helen had tweeted at 8:06am
“So super tired today — which makes me emotional sensitive and mental ha?? Can’t wait to have my bf home.”
The Express tells of her “terror“. The three men wer armed with a “saw” and a”screwdriver“. It’s an odd choice of weaponry, but it does follow the news that Helen has had a nose job. Viewers of face makeover shows will recognise the tools of the cosmetic surgeon. Police are making inquiries.
And they should read the Mirror, whish claims that is has the “exclusive” on the raid. Having read in the Sun that Flangan was home “alone“, the Mirror tells us:
The former Coronation Street star and a female companion were locked in a utility room after confronting the intruders, who were brandishing a hand-saw and screwdriver.
Helen and her friend are believed to have managed to raise the alarm from a mobile phone and were finally freed when police arrived just before midnight on Monday.
The raiders arrived at 11:50. The police arrived just before midnight. And in that time, the trio of bandits had “ransacked” the oversized footballer’s mansion, the one Sinclair rents for £6,500 a month from ex-Manchester United defender Wes Brown.
The Star says the raiders “grabbed Helen’s jewellery and a mobile phone before fleeing the property”.
The Mirror then focuses on Flanagan:
Helen, 22, told one close pal: “I can’t cope with going back there – I don’t feel safe in my own home any more. I could have been killed.
“It was the most frightening experience of my life. I was absolutely petrified. I’m a nervous wreck as a result of it.”
Or as the Daily Mail puts it:
A spokesman for the former Coronation Street actress confirmed she was left ‘shaken’ by the incident but is ‘coping well’.
Such are the facts…