PAUL Gascoigne was once again devastated after police dropped a probe on a raid at his home.
The former England star, 54, is said to have been in tears after learning his thief, who had taken a £140,000 kit from his flat in September 2020, had managed to evade justice.
The former England star had previously pleaded with thieves to return the gold watch given to him by his late father John, as well as a Scottish league medal from Rangers FC.
He also has a £40,000 diamond-encrusted watch bought with Tottenham’s first pay package made during the raid.
Gazza said to Sunday people: “Losing those things breaks my heart.
“They have come from times in my life that I will never forget.
“Knowing that I will never get them back makes me very angry. Someone stole them because they wanted to make a quick buck, but they are priceless to me.”
The thefts occurred while Gazza was away from home in Poole, Dorset.
And the footie legend believes the scammers took their chance after ITV host Piers Morgan shared a selfie at a social distance with him.
Morgan took a picture of him in the background, while filming his talk show Life Stories which featured former footballer and actor Vinnie Jones.
“It was great to meet Gazza in the audience of Life Story today, supporting his former partner Vinnie Jones,” he wrote.
A few hours later, Gazza returned home to discover her valuable possession was gone.
The star – who won 57 caps for England between 1988 and 1998 – reportedly lost five watches, two bracelets, three rings, diamond earrings, designer sunglasses worth £800 England and a genuine New York Police Department badge.
Gazza said he even had two steaks straight out of the freezer.
Dorset Police said today: “This matter is the subject of a detailed investigation but no arrests have been made.
“The investigation is closed but, as with any case, we will uncover any new lines of investigation should they emerge.”
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