Rooney wife ‘blackmail’ investigation

Police are investigating an alleged plot to blackmail Coleen Rooney.

The wife of Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, 25, was the subject of an alleged plot by three people who demanded a reported “five-figure” sum for handing over private pictures of the couple’s baby son Kai.

The photos were on a camera which was accidentally left at the MEN Arena, in Manchester, when the couple went to a performance by the Black Eyed Peas last May.

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Despite a search of the concert arena’s VIP area, the camera was not handed in and instead the photos were reportedly offered for sale to newspapers.

The photos were family snaps of the 14-month-old toddler, of whom the couple are very protective.

Police were called in last September and two men and a woman were arrested and are now on police bail.

During the investigation, Mrs Rooney, 24, is understood to have co-operated with British Transport Police, who are responsible for policing the venue next to Manchester’s Victoria railway station and could be called to give evidence if the people involved are charged and the matter goes to trial.