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Saffron Barker: ‘We are so upset’ Strictly star’s home targeted by thieves as family slept

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 star Saffron Barker, 19, who dances with professional dancer AJ Pritchard, 24, spoke out about the news in her YouTube blog today. The social media star explained that she had originally uploaded a video addressing the incident but took it down amid a police investigation.

She said: “I just want to give you a little update because I uploaded a vlog a couple of days ago and I spoke about our house getting burgled, and I did actually take the vlog down because I kind of thought maybe it’s a bit too early because the police are still investigating it and stuff.”

Saffron went on to say her original post had prompted many of her fans to be concerned about her and her family.

But, the BBC contestant reassured her fans that everybody was fine.

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The Youtube star went on to say that they always had an alarm for their house, but didn’t put it on that night.

She added her brother Jed told the family he had seen somebody in his room around 3am, but presumed it was a family member.

“The worst part is, we know exactly what time it happened last night because Jed heard somebody in his room at 3am and just thought it was us, and he said he saw flashing lights and stuff but was half asleep so he genuinely thought it was just us,” she added.

“It’s scary because if someone came into my room I’d be absolutely terrified and just the thought of knowing someone has been in your room is really, really scary, but luckily Jed’s okay and that’s what we’re focusing on.”

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