What police have said about Newcastle United star Joelinton break in

Joelinton enjoyed a very good 45 minutes at the Stadium of Light last weekend before limping off with a thigh injury. Joelinton enjoyed a very good 45 minutes at the Stadium of Light last weekend before limping off with a thigh injury.
Joelinton enjoyed a very good 45 minutes at the Stadium of Light last weekend before limping off with a thigh injury. | Getty Images
The incident happened while the midfielder was watching his team mates at St James Park.

Burglars have targeted a Newcastle United player's home while they were at St James Park watching their team mates play a Premier League match.

Mail Online this morning claim that Joelinton was at the city centre stadium watching his side play Manchester City while his Darras Hall house was targeted.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson has said: "Shortly before 7.30pm yesterday (Saturday) police received a call from a concerned homeowner who reported that three men were inside their home in Darras Hall.

"Thankfully the homeowner was not home but had received a security alert on their phone and immediately reported concerns to police.

"Police were deployed to the scene however, those alleged to be involved had fled the scene."

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"Enquires remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us via 101, or the 'Report' pages of our website, quoting log NP-20240113-0835."

The Brazilian midfielder was sidelined for the game after picking up an injury in the Wear-Tyne derby at the start of this month.