Vertonghen’s family robbed at knifepoint in London

Jan Vertonghen
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Masked burglars held Jan Vertonghen‘s family at knifepoint during a Tuesday robbery in London.

Fortunately no one was injured, according to police. A number of items were stolen from Vertonghen’s home in a terrifying evening for his wife and children.

Vertoghen was in Germany on UEFA Champions League duty, where Spurs were eliminated from the competition.

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Spurs and police are encouraging anyone with information to contact them, as the criminals left before authorities arrived at the scene.

“We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time,” a Spurs spokesperson told the BBC. “We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation.”

There are few words to describe the heinousness of the act and harrowing nature for anyone let alone children.

The 32-year-old defender with 118 Belgian caps has appeared 311 for Spurs after making 220 for boyhood club Ajax from 2006-2012.