Burglars jailed 28 years for stealing £400,000 designer goods from John Terry’s mansion

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A gang of burglars who deliberately targeted the mansion of former England captain John Terry after he posted pictures of his family skiing on Instagram have been jailed for nearly 28 years.

The former Chelsea footballer was on a skiing holiday with his family when their £5million mansion was raided and ransacked in February.

Great few days away Skiing with the family ?❄️ @toniterry26 ??

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Darren Eastaugh, 30, Joshua Sumer, 27, Roy Head, 28, and Oliver Hart, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit burglary between February 1 and March 27 this year.

The conspiracy involved seven burglaries across Surrey and Sussex earlier this year, with a total lost from all of them was £600,000.

All four were jailed for a total of 27 years and 11 months at Kingston Crown Court on Friday.

A fifth man, Kye Hardy-King, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of handling stolen goods when some of the stolen property was found at his home.

They struck after the footballer, who now captains Championship side Aston Villa, posed for pictures on the slopes of the French Alps with his wife Toni, 35, boasting to his 3.4million followers that he was having a ‘great few days away skiing with the family’.

But while the couple happily shared photos and videos of their lavish holiday, they didn’t realise the posts had attracted the attention of a ruthless gang of prolific burglars.

The men broke into their £5million mansion in Oxshott, Surrey, and spent hours ransacking the property, swiping designer handbags worth £126,000 and rare signed first edition Harry Potter books valued at £18,000.