The ‘Fight for This Love’ singer Cheryl Cole has had windows in her £4m Surrey mansion, South East England, forced open at 4.30am yesterday while her soccer player husband Ashley Cole was asleep upstairs.
After being disturbed, Ashley made a panicked telephone to police asking for help.
He said: “Please come quick. Someone’s trying to break in.”
Police arrived shortly after the call, but the intruders had already fled. Forensic experts were searching the mansion for clues yesterday.
It is believed the intruders may have been hoping to steal Cheryl’s wedding rings which are worth £310,000.
The Girls Aloud star flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday without her expensive sparklers, following her husband Ashley Cole’s alleged infidelity with a blonde secretary.
When she left for LAX airport, Cheryl was wearing a gold-coloured ring instead.
A police source said: “It cannot be coincidence that people attempt to break into the family home when both of them are due to be out of the UK.”
Meanwhile, Cheryl has asked to be given some time alone during her promotional trip to the US.
The 26-year-old pop star is staying at a £1,000-a-night bungalow at the Chateau Marmont hotel, where she told staff: “I just want to be left alone.”
A source said: “She was tired after the flight. She just wanted to sleep and have time by herself. It’s been a hard few days.
“She is making Ashley sweat and wants him to think long and hard about their relationship. She does love him but wants time to think things over.”