Police foil plot to burgle Cilla Black’s UK home

The news emerged on the day of Cilla’s inquest


by Ellie Henman |
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It’s emerged that someone had planned to burgle the home of the late Cilla Black after a large hole was found in a fence that surrounds her property.

Police found the “professionally cut’ hole and it's now believed that all items of value have been removed.

On hearing the news, Cilla’s son Robert told reporters: “I cannot believe someone would stoop so low. It's inconceivable. Thankfully it was discovered in time.”


Cilla died, aged 72, after being found at her villa in Estepona on the Costa del Sol on 1 August.

Today an inquest revealed that Cilla – who first found fame as a singer before becoming a television star – suffered a traumatic head injury as a result of a fall. Her death was recorded as accidental.

Robert was joined at the inquest in Kirkdale, Merseyside, by his brothers Jack and Ben. Together they heard the Coroner praise their mother and call her the “daughter of Liverpool”.

He added: “Your mum was far more than just your mum. She was a daughter of Liverpool and she was a celebrity and loved by all in Liverpool and that will be part of her abiding memory and memorial.

“It is those memories of the ordinary things she did, normal family events, the love shared and the love given, that must be her abiding memory, not just for this generation, but for each born in the future.”

Cilla’s funeral is set to take place next Thursday at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Liverpool.

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