BBC's Reid burgled as family slept

Burglars raided the home of BBC presenter Susanna Reid as she slept upstairs with her family, police have said.

Thieves forced their way into Ms Reid's property during the early hours of Thursday morning, making off with a haul that including a flat screen television and her Vauxhall Zafira car from the south London address.

The 40-year-old presenter, who shares the terraced home in Lambeth with partner Dominic Cotton and their three sons, said they only realised there had been a break-in later that morning.

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"We found out we had been burgled when our six-year-old son came upstairs and said, 'Daddy, where's the TV?'" she added.

"I'm just so relieved I didn't bump into them.

"They swept up a few valuable items and made a dash. Thankfully they didn't take anything of great personal value - or the children's Christmas toys."

She added: "The boys know what happened, but they are not too concerned. They were just excited about the police coming around and dusting the fingerprints."

Miss Reid broke the news of the raid by posting the statement "burgled" on her Twitter account yesterday morning.

Later, she added the message: "Thanks all for brilliant msges of support. Have done all admin. If u spot abandoned but well-loved silver Vauxhall Zafira in Lambeth."

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said Lambeth Burglary Unit was investigating the break-in.