Millionaire naked when attacked with hammers by burglars who stole £50,000 and Audi car

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A millionaire who was battered by men with hammers as they raided his luxury home has said he is lucky to be alive.

Adrian Pead, 47, was naked when he confronted the attackers in his £2 million mansion in Sonning, Berkshire, just yards away from the home owned by George and Amal Clooney.

Three masked thugs attacked Adrian and his wife Victoria Reeve, 41, after climbing in through a window in their seven-year-old daughters bedroom.

SONNING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Dog walkers on the River Thames next to Temple Island in British Prime Minister Theresa May's constituency of Maidenhead on October 7, 2017 in Sonning, England. Theresa May has represented the constituency in Berkshire since 1997 and has a house locally which she still uses. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

The burglary took place at a mansion in Sonning, Berkshire, Theresa Mays wealthy constituency (Picture: Getty)

They ransacked the house armed with a hammer and an axe, making off with £50,000 worht of jewellery, cash, passports and the familys £57,000 Audi Q7 car.

Victoria said the burglars put the fear of God into the couple and added at least we are still alive.

Adrian was naked and I was standing there in my knickers, screaming, and they kept asking for jewellery and money, she said.

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We only keep documents in the safe but they made Adrian open it.

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They hit him with hammers to try to get information and in the end he had to lead them to the hidden money.

They pushed him onto the floor while hitting him with the hammers and then kicked him in the ribs.

I was screaming but one of them put his hand over my mouth and put his finger to his lips to tell me to be quiet.

The couples 10-year-old son witnessed the entire raid from his bedroom but Victoria said thankfully their seven-year-old daughter cannot remember much about it.

Among the items stolen were a diamond bracelet worth £15,000, a diamond pendant worth £18,000, and a £1,500 silver watch.

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The raid happened a short way away from the home owned by George and Amal Clooney (Picture: Rex)

They also got away with a fake Rolex.

One of them spoke to our 10-year-old son saying “we are not here to hurt you”, Victoria said.

After taking the money they demanded to know where the keys to our two cars were kept.

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They saw the Audi and snatched the keys from the kitchen, but they threw the keys to my soft-top Mini on the kitchen floor.

They also stole the keys to our villa in Spain, although they wont have any idea what they are for.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: We are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Sonning.

Shortly before 12.30am on Thursday three offenders entered a home in Pearson Road, through an open window on the first floor, using a ladder from a neighbouring garden.

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One of the residents confronted the offenders and he was hit with a hammer and kicked in his ribs. He did not sustain serious injuries.

The offenders, who were carrying a hammer and an axe, threatened the homeowners and stole a large quantity of cash, jewellery, passports and a platinum watch.

They also stole an Audi Q7 which was driven away and abandoned in Sonning Lane.

SONNING, ENGLAND - MAY 31: George Clooney's local pub advertises the coffee he promotes. The couple are reportedly in residence at their home in Sonning awaiting the birth of their twins. on May 31, 2017 in Sonning, England. (Photo by J. Almasi/GC Images)

The local pub in Sonning, where residents have been reassured by police (Picture: GC images)

The offenders were all men. One was white, 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a tracksuit with his hood up and a face covering.

The second offender was black, 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build. He had his hood up and was wearing a face covering and gloves. No description is currently available for the third offender. All of the offenders were wearing masks and gloves.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Craig Cole, of Force CID based at Newbury police station, said: We are working to identify and locate the offenders who entered a family home and stole a number of high value items.

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area at around the time of the offence please call police as we would like to speak to you.

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