Police have been called to the West Ham’s London Stadium by Jesse Lingard with security being questioned after an item of his was stolen.
The 28 year old saw his watch was reportedly stolen from West Ham’s dressing room during a game that he was playing in.
The theft is said to have occurred as the midfielder played in the club’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Everton at the London Stadium on May 9.
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Police confirmed they were investigating a burglary at the stadium following reports that a watch had been stolen from a changing room.
A representative for 28-year-old Lingard, who is at the east London club on loan from Manchester United, said they would not comment on the on going probe.
Lingard has a collection of high-end watches, some thought to be worth six figures, according to The Sun.
A source told the newspaper: “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.”
London Stadium rooms are accessible only to players and senior officials and are monitored by CCTV. The ground is also patrolled by security.
They are monitored by CCTV and patrolled by security.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a burglary at the London Stadium.
“It was reported that a watch was stolen from a changing room on the afternoon or evening of Sunday May 9.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”
Meanwhile, it appears that Declan Rice has said his farewell to Lingard, suggesting the West Ham loan star is set to return to Manchester United this summer.
Lingard waved goodbye to the Hammers, where he enjoyed a stunning spell on loan between January and the end of the season, in an emotional post on Instagram.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the 28-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.
But Rice’s comment to Lingard’s social media post suggests the Red Devils man will not be returning to the Hammers. He helped them to a sixth place finish in the Premier League with nine goals and five assists in 16 appearances for David Moyes’ side.
Lingard said: “What a way to end the season. Reaching our goal with this incredible group of lads feels amazing!
“We pushed hard and never gave up! I feel so lucky to have been able to come into such a welcoming environment, everyone connected with the club has shown me just how special this club is.
“So thank you to the gaffer who had the belief in bringing me here. Thank you to all the staff that made it so easy for me to settle and embed into the club so quickly. Thank you to the coaches who helped me find my true self back on the pitch. Thank you to the fans who supported me from the second I arrived.
“It was amazing being able to play in front of you on the last day! And thank you to a special group of lads, as well as making some new lifelong friends training and playing with you all has been one of the highlights of my career! Whatever the future holds West Ham United will hold a special place in my heart!”
Rice was among those who replied to the post.
He responded: “This is emotional brother! Absolute pleasure to share the pitch and changing room with you again! Your going to be missed massively mate.”
Fans reacted after seeing that police was called to West Ham’s London Stadium by Jesse Lingard…
@WHUsamzini: Just all come together and say Dave Sullivan did it.
@lukemaldeni: Whoever found out to have done that deserves to be sacked from the club and wiped from our books
@michaelwills35: Has anyone checked the whereabouts or alibi of Ravel Morrison yet
@JamieGeorgeSpe1: Wtf how can this happen
@Mozzer2015: Try the washing machine, might find Jack Wilshere in there too 🤣
@callumwhu123: What the fuck
@johnlewiscoyi: We all joke about but how can this happen surely the room is locked up and got cctv down the corridor by the door
@WHUUKGER: I swear we had this happen before
@WhuOscar: Gold’s way of building a transfer budget
@RossyWHUFC: Sullivans sick way of raising funds?
@Spangle1972: Was Ravel Morrison in the stands
@joelitt78828048: Huhhhhhhh how???
@LiamWHU1: So this is where the £75 mil has come from
@whukyle: Why can I for some reason imagine yarmolenko being the culprit 😭
@Jackcoyi: Only at West Ham United ladies and gentlemen
@23HPork: Bloody el David Sullivan. There’s nicer ways of finding the cash to buy Jesse Lingard with.
@hammers_chat: This is true, unfortunately
@omarIdnn: IT WAS YARMOLENKO @metpoliceuk
@smithy_jack1: ‘I didn’t sign for West Ham as a fucker stole my watch’