David and Victoria Beckham have been forced to maintain safety after a terrifying break in their Cotswolds mansion when a gang of balaclavas with raiders climbed the side of their family home.
It is said that the couple, who has four children, is distressed by the attempted robbery, which ended when the intruders were expelled.
Police called the couple's house for 6 million pounds in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, last Friday after their 24-hour security surveillance team noticed that the men were on the property's CCTV.
Guests of the nearby Soho Farmhouse, which is a stone's throw away and one of the favorite places of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, also saw them and ran to scare them.
Now, David, 43, has now been forced to significantly increase security in the rural house where he, Victoria and their children spend many of their weekends.
Police called the couple's house for £ 6m in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, last Friday after their 24-hour security surveillance team noticed intruders on the property's CCTV.
CCTV has shown how the trio used a ladder to look at the windows on the top floor of the house before leaving the scene.
One of the men was dressed head to toe in a hooded jumpsuit, along with a balaclava. Another wore jeans and a black hat and a matching scarf.
They were seen tracking the area and it is believed that they were planning an interruption. It is understood that David and Victoria, 44, were heading to Australia with their son Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13 and Harper, 7, when the attempt to break in happened.
Hours later, Victoria Beckham was photographed looking distraught and speculation about what had happened grew.
Now it has been revealed that the mother of four was terrified of how close the gang was to get to her house.
One source said: "David and Victoria are absolutely devastated by this, they are extremely protective of their family and their home life, so the idea of people meddling is very annoying to them.
One of the men was dressed from head to toe with a hood, all in a suit, along with a balaclava. Another wore jeans and a black hat and a matching scarf.
"This has hit them hard, Victoria has been upset over the past few days by this, it has been like that for her, it is frightening and frightening to think that someone would be meddling in her personal space.
"David hates the fact that he has to rely on such advanced technology and extremely strict security around him.
"He would love to be normal, but his number one priority is to protect his wife, his children and his family, he is absolutely furious because now he has to increase his security even more."
Without risk, the increased security will include guard dogs, motion sensor alarms and regular patrols that have now been installed to prevent more intruders from approaching their home, which they have been remodeling for almost two years.
The Beckham at Paris Fashion Week on January 18 this year.
The neighbors are Prince Harru and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and David Cameron. Soho Farmhouse attracts people like Kate Moss, James Corden and singer Sam Smith.
The Beckhams arrived in Australia on Saturday night as guests at the Prince Harry Invictus Games in Sydney.
Last week, David gave an interview to the Australian television program, The Sunday Project, where he spoke frankly about his relationship with the former Spice Girl Victoria and said: "I think marriage is always about hard work.
"Your children, they want your time and they deserve it, we work hard and we believe it is the right way to educate our children to demonstrate and show them that they must strive hard to be successful."
A spokesman for the Beckham declined to comment.