Paul, had performed in Austrian capital Vienna the night before, and he delivered a bravura 38-song performance in his home city of Liverpool on Wednesday. But the verve of the performance was all the more remarkable given a break-in at Macca’s $12.6 million home in London.
‘There were blue flashing lights and police everywhere — four or five cars,’ a local tells. ‘All the lights were on in the house. The police were all over it.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirms that officers responded to a break-in at 6.20pm last Friday. ‘We attended and identified signs of forced entry’.
His spokesman declines to say whether Paul or Nancy Shevell, were in London at the time the intruders struck. But the incident will inevitably be a cause for concern to Paul, who, say locals, does his utmost to live a normal life in London.
‘He walks around without a bodyguard, chats with people, walks in the park,’ says one. ‘But he does get people hanging around.
‘The house has got cameras all over it, so I don’t know how they got in. It must be worrying. After what happened to John Lennon, you’ve got to be pretty bloody careful.’
The Metropolitan Police say that no arrests have been made and their inquiries continue.