Police quiz Beckham staff over eBay sale

A police investigation was under way today after items allegedly stolen from David and Victoria Beckham apparently appeared for sale on eBay.

Two housekeepers who worked at the couple’s mansion in Hertfordshire, England were arrested on suspicion of theft and released on police bail.

Suspicions were raised when memorabilia belonging to the Beckhams appeared on the eBay auction site.

According to reports, the former Spice Girl’s parents Tony and Jackie Adams spotted some of their daughter’s designer clothes on offer to bidders, along with the footballer’s worn boots, and then discovered the items were missing from the Beckhams’ Rowneybury House mansion in Hertfordshire.

A spokesman for the Beckhams said: "There has been an incident and the matter is in the hands of the police. I cannot comment any further."

Beckham is currently with the England team in Belarus for tonight’s World Cup qualifier.

He came on as a substitute in the 5-1 win over Kazakhstan at Wembley on Saturday, earning a rousing ovation from fans as he took the field, and capped his 106th appearance in an England shirt by setting up a goal for striker Wayne Rooney.

A spokesman for eBay said they were cooperating with Hertfordshire Police to establish what had happened.

“If it transpires that our site was being used to list stolen goods then we will work with the police to press for the harshest penalties,” he added.

A police spokesman said they were investigating an allegation of theft from a private address.

“The theft was reported to police at 4.45pm on Friday October 10,” he said. “A 56-year-old woman from Essex and a 55-year-old man also from Essex have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently on police bail.”

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Beckham, 33, moved to Los Angeles with his wife and three sons last year in a blaze of publicity.

The couple now divide their time between LA and Rowneybury House – nicknamed “Beckingham Palace”.

The mansion was the venue for the Beckhams’ famous party for charity ahead of the 2006 World Cup.

Some of the items offered on eBay are thought to include football boots emblazoned with the names of the three boys – Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo.

Earlier this year Posh said she was giving up singing for good to concentrate on fashion.

Last month the 34-year-old launched a clothing range at New York Fashion Week, along with a short, spiky new hairstyle.

David and Victoria Beckham's housekeeper Eric Emmett said allegations that he and his wife stole from the couple and sold their property on eBay was "fabricated nonsense".

"What is in the papers is fabricated nonsense. Totally fabricated, 99% of it is totally untrue," he said.

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