Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole revealed that he was scared for his life during a robbery when masked raiders tied his hands. Kurtis Dilks is being charged along with his gang for breaking into Mr. Cole and Sharon Canu’s home in January 2020. Dilks allegedly threatened to cut his partner’s fingers off. He revealed that they heard a banging noise just when they settled in to watch some Netflix.
“I was on my knees, waiting to either be killed… I’ll never see my kids again. As soon as I put Netflix on, literally 10 to 15 seconds after that, I heard like a banging sound,” Ashley Cole said about the robbery. “I could hear it was like outside of my bedroom, just to the left, coming through the window. The banging was vibrating up the walls into my bedroom. I literally looked at Sharon… and I said, ‘what’s that?’ I could see they were carrying a ladder toward my balcony. I said, ‘Sharon, there’s someone in the garden trying to get on the balcony… call the police.”
“I just looked at (Ms. Canu) and said, ‘there are people coming in the house, get the kids and call the police,” he added. “I thought if I hide maybe they’re going to be angrier and if I have got my baby on my lap they won’t hurt us. I said it wouldn’t affect me, but Jesus. I just heard lots of footsteps running up the stairs. Obviously, before that, I heard the window smash. I was being brave, I didn’t want to show our daughter that I was scared for our lives.”