Beckhams build razor-wire fence around home to keep burglars away

Greer McNally
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The Beckhams love their home in the English countryside, but as it turns out burglars seem rather keen on it too. That’s why the couple have made the decision to erect a razor-wire fence around the property.

Their neighbours though were a little surprised when the construction, which would not look out of place at a prison, appeared around the country house.

One told The Sun, “I was surprised to find out it didn’t need planning permission. It makes the place look like Colditz.”

The famous couple, who have just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, bought the property near Chipping Norton back in 2017, after deciding they needed a country escape. They cast their gaze in the direction of the Cotswolds, as friends such as Gordon and Tana Ramsay, already have a residence there.

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Since moving in, they have often escaped there with the family at weekends. But it has become increasingly difficult to protect the home, while they are there.

Back in November, the Cotswolds residence was targetted not once but twice by thieves. The first time, a balaclava-wearing gang attempted to gain entry, but both occasions the criminals were sent packing by a combination of guard dogs and the security detail on site.

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The family often post pictures on social media from their time at the property – in fact, the Beckham clan saw in the New Year there just this year.

The £6m property was also featured in Hello back in May. The magazine used images from social media to give readers an inside look at the Beckhams’ nine-bedroom home.

(L to R) Brooklyn Beckham, Hana Cross, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham and David Beckham attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week February 2019. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Despite the questions from locals, a spokesman from West Oxfordshire District Council told The Sun newspaper that the new fence did not need further consent due to its height and distance from a public highway.

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