Peaches Geldof's Home Burglarized Twice Since Socialite's Death: Report

Image: Peaches Geldof's Home Burglarized Twice Since Socialite's Death: Report A general view of Peaches Geldof's house on April 8, 2014 in Wrotham Heath, United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:22 AM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The English home of the late Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, has been broken into twice since the 25-year-old socialite died of a heroin overdose in April.

According to police, burglars took a lawnmower from Geldof's Wrotham, Kent, home during the first break-in in mid-April, shortly after her death. Burglars then struck again last Friday, but officers arrived before the thieves could make off with any personal items, Sky News reported.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

After the April burglary, authorities set up surveillance cameras outside the $1.7 million home, London's The Sun reported, as per the New York Daily News.

"The house has been empty ever since Peaches died," a source told The Sun. "The vultures who broke in clearly knew that and are preying on the bereaved and her family. It's a wicked thing to do given what [Geldof's husband] Tom [Cohen] is going through at this time."

The British newspaper said that Cohen left the home with the couple's children, Astala and Phaedra, right after his wife's death.

"I know a mobile lawnmower was taken. Bob [Geldof] wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons, but it was broken so he asked someone to do it up," one of Peaches Geldof's neighbors told The Sun. "I spoke to the mechanic but he said in the end they told him he couldn't repair it as it had been stolen. It's shocking to think someone would do that so soon after Peaches died."

Sky News reported that a similar incident happened in 2011 when burglars targeted singer Amy Winehouse's home after her death and took her wedding dress that was scheduled to be sold at a charity auction.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved