Manchester United captain and England defender Harry Maguire received a bomb threat at his family home where he lives with his fiancée and two children, leading to the police conducting a search at his house in northern England’s Cheshire.
The news was confirmed by the Cheshire police who were apparently called to reports of a bomb threat in the Wilmslow area on Wednesday. “In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home. The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority,” the footballer’s spokesperson mentioned in a statement. The threat came nearly a day after Manchester United lost 4-0 to Liverpool at Anfield, with Maguire under heavy criticism for his poor performance as a skipper.
The Cheshire police, in a statement, revealed, “No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog attended the address this afternoon, Thursday 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area. No suspicious items were found during the search. An investigation into the bomb threat remains ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.”