David and Victoria Beckham (pictured) have been targeted by burglars at their second home in the Cotswolds for the second time in a month
The Beckhams’ Cotswolds mansion has been targeted by burglars for the second time in a month.
The couple were not home when a man was chased off by seven security guards and two attack dogs in the early hours of November 14.
David, 43, and Victoria, 44, were left shaken after the second threat to their countryside retreat in the space of a month, reports The Sun.
The last attempted-break in happened on October 19 when the couple were travelling to Australia.
Both crimes are believed to be the work of a local gang who appear to be targeting their £6million luxury home whenever it’s empty.
A source told the newspaper: ‘Luckily they had laid on extra security after the last incident — including several staff and dogs — who were able to protect the property.
‘Otherwise this could have had a very different outcome. They are re-evaluating their security again and will bring in more if they need to.’
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police confirmed they were called to reports of a ‘man behaving suspiciously’ near the property at 6.15am and are investigating.
No arrests have been made.
The last attempted-break in at their home in Great Tew, Oxfordshire (pictured) happened on October 19 when a gang of masked men were caught on CCTV
Officers were last scrambled to the Beckhams’ home in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, four weeks ago after their 24 hour security surveillance team noticed a balaclava-clad gang of men on the property’s CCTV.
Guests at the nearby Soho Farmhouse, which is just a stone’s throw away and a favourite haunt of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, spotted them too and ran to scare them off.
David and Victoria are understood to have been on their way to Australia with son Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and Harper, 7, when the attempted break-in happened.
Hours later, Victoria was pictured looking distressed and speculation grew.
The gang used a ladder (pictured) to look into the windows of the upstairs of the house before running from the scene
It has now been revealed the mother-of-four was terrified over how close the gang came to getting inside her home.
A source said: ‘David and Victoria are absolutely devastated by this. They are extremely protective of their family and their home life so the thought that people would intrude on that is just so upsetting for them.
‘This has hit them hard. Victoria has been upset for the last couple of days about this, it has been so though for her.
‘It is frightening and dreadful to think someone would be intruding on their personal space.
‘David hates the fact he has to have such high tech and extremely tight security around him.
‘He would love to be normal but his number one priority is to protect his wife, children and wider family.
‘He is absolutely furious that he has now has to increase his security even more.’
Pictured: The Beckhams’ £6million second home in Great Tew, Oxfordshire