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A plot to burgle the home of Cilla Black has been foiled after a professionally cut circular hole was discovered in the perimeter fence of her home in Denham, Buckinghamshire.

Police were notified and security on the property has been increased. Valuable items including art, jewellery and personal belongings have been removed.

It is believed that burglars had planned to burgle the property during the late singer’s funeral next week.

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