Hampshire man arrested in connection with £700,000 robbery at Goodwood House

Lord and Lady March with Tom Cruise.  Picture: Malcolm Wells
Lord and Lady March with Tom Cruise. Picture: Malcolm Wells
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A 26-YEAR-OLD Hampshire man has been arrested after £700,000 worth of heirlooms was taken during a raid at Goodwood House.

Lord and Lady March were tied up at their home during the horrifying ordeal on January 13.

A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been bailed until February while investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Till Sanderson said: ‘This was a frightening ordeal and I pay tribute to the courage of Lord and Lady March.

“The intruder broke in after scaling a ladder to an upstairs window, and his activity disturbed Lady March, who went to investigate. She disturbed the man, who was alone, and he pushed her and struck Lord March on the head, causing an injury to his ear. Lady March was then forced to open a safe and the man helped himself to jewellery. The couple were bound before the robber escaped with the items.’

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 101 quoting Operation Forster or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.