Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have become the latest celebrity victims of crime after burglars smashed into their English home, stealing "a large amount of jewellery".

Two male thieves broke into the Osbournes' Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, mansion in the early hours of this morning (22NOV04).

Police confirm one assailant used a ladder to climb into a first-floor room.

The noise resulting from the forced entry alerted vigilant neighbours, who managed to grab one of the intruders before he struggled free, jumped nine metres (30 feet) from a window and ran off.

22/11/2004 21:18