Man Utd captain Maguire receives ‘serious bomb threat’ to family home as police investigate
Police have launched an investigation after Manchester United captain Harry Maguire received a bomb threat on his home.
Officers have taken sniffer dogs to search the England international’s mansion on Thursday afternoon, where he lives with his fiancee Fern Hawkins and their two daughters.
It is understood Maguire — who has been on the receiving end of intense criticism amid Man United’s struggles this season — was sent the vile bomb threat via email on Wednesday.
‘In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home,’ a spokesperson for Maguire said.
‘He has reported this to the police who are now looking into the matter. The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority.
‘He will continue to prepare for this weekend’s fixture as normal and we will not be commenting in any further detail at this time.’
Maguire and his family are said to be extremely shaken by the threat amid concerns for their safety.
Police were originally called out to reports of a bomb threat on Maguire’s house on Wednesday, with an explosives dog sent out today as a precaution.
A statement from Cheshire Police read: ‘On Wednesday 20 April, Cheshire Police were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area.
‘No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.’
The incident occurred just days after Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.