Jesse Lingard ‘Has Watch Stolen From West Ham Dressing Rooms’ During Football Match

Credit: @jesselingard/Instagram

Jesse Lingard reportedly had his watch stolen from the West Ham dressing rooms as he was playing football just meters away. 

The midfielder, 28, was playing in the Premier League against Everton on May 9 when the thief allegedly entered the room. 

Officers were called to the ground shortly after but they apparently have no idea how anyone would have broken in, as it’s only accessible to the footballers and senior officials. 

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Jesse Lingard
The watch was stolen from Jesse Lingard during a football game. Credit: @jesselingard/Instagram

It’s also patrolled by security, along with being monitored by CCTV. 

A source informed The Sun: “Jesse was devastated, but nobody can believe it.

“It’s completely unheard of for something to be stolen from inside the players’ dressing rooms during a game.

“Security at the stadium is top class. There are staff guarding the tunnel and all those areas — as well as CCTV all over the place.

“Of course everyone has searched high and low but it appears it has definitely been taken, and there was no option but to call in the police.”

Jesse Lingard
Credit: @jesselingard/Instagram

They added: “Everyone is gutted for him, he loved that watch and thought it would be safe.

“It goes without saying Premier League footballers are well paid, and many of them have expensive items including clothing and ­jewellery.

“But it would just never occur to anyone that it could be taken from there. It’s a real shock.”

Footballers are often targeted for their highly expensive possessions.

Back in 2016, West Ham striker Andy Carroll almost had his £22,000 watch stolen from him as he was driving home from the club’s training ground.

He was approached at a set of traffic lights by a man on a motorcycle who appeared to have a gun.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.