Tweet that triggered Helen's raid ordeal
Show must go on, Hel ... ex-Corrie star Flanagan boobs while fixing her bikini during a sexy shoot in Ibiza
Last Updated: 19th June 2013
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.”
Three masked burglars armed with a saw and a screwdriver stormed the pad she shares with Manchester City ace Scott Sinclair, who is thought to have been away on an end-of-season jolly.
And it was not the first slip she made this week.
The former soap star also boobed while fixing her bikini during a sexy shoot in Ibiza at the weekend.
The trio made violent threats to Helen, 22, and a female pal. They then locked them in a room and threatened to tie up the pair.
The raiders fled with a phone and jewellery worth thousands of pounds just before midnight.
Earlier, at 8.06am, the ex-Corrie beauty hinted on Twitter that she was home alone.
She revealed: “So super tired today — which makes me emotional sensitive and mental ha?? Can’t wait to have my bf home.”
Cops are probing whether the gang targeted the model after spotting her tweet.
Helen has told pals she may never return to the mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire. She and Scott, 24, rent it for £6,500 a month, but Helen is already looking at new places on the internet.
A source said: “Helen’s shaken up, she feared for her life. The men threatened her and a friend with a saw then shut them in a room and held them hostage.
“Helen thought she was going to be attacked or even killed. She keeps bursting into tears and saying she could’ve been murdered.
“She was screaming at them, ‘Take what you want — just let us go’. It’s a miracle neither are hurt.”
Helen was spending last night at a pal’s house while experts review security at the home — which is owned by former Manchester United ace Wes Brown, 33.
But the source added: “She knows it was daft for her to share on Twitter that she was home alone.
“That was a green light to the criminals because they probably knew the alarm system would be off because she was at home.
“Helen is such an open person. She’d never think villains would be looking at Twitter to find victims.”
Helen returned briefly to the three-storey gated home yesterday as cops investigated Monday’s break-in.
She was then driven away by a friend in a Mercedes 4x4.
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4974010/helen-flanagan-caught-in-terrifying-midnight-raid.html#ixzz2WiCS74FB