Police: No Special Treatment For OZZY In House Burglary Case

This Is Local London is reporting that police have refuted claims they are giving Ozzy Osbourne special treatment by featuring a burglary at his house on BBC's "Crimewatch".

Detective Inspector Paul Miller defended the decision to go on "Crimewatch" about the crime in Chalfont St Peter after a viewer complained to the show on Tuesday night. He said "Crimewatch" had approached Thames Valley Police about the investigation.

He said: "We want to use every tool in our investigation. The tool of particular use is the attention of the media which is because of the celebrity of the Osbournes.

"It is a very high profile case, which will attract viewers, and that will help all the cases that were covered on 'Crimewatch'."

Ozzy's wife Sharon made a pre-recorded plea on the show, and said she remains "scared" living in her Welders Lane house since the break-in on November 22.

She said: "It will probably take some time before I feel comfortable in the house."

Police hope the £100,000 reward put up by the couple and their insurers, which is believed to be one of the biggest offered in criminal history, will act as an incentive.

The intruder used a ladder to gain entry into a first-floor bedroom before making off with necklaces, two wedding rings, an engagement ring, 24-carat sapphire ring and dress watches.

The offender is described as 5ft 10in tall, light skinned, very slim and wearing a light jacket, dark trousers, trainers and a ski mask.


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