Man admits trying to blackmail Coleen Rooney after demanding cash for return of her lost mobile phone

Lee Platt has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney

Lee Platt has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney

A man has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney.

Lee Platt, 28, pleaded guilty to blackmailing the wife of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney at Manchester Crown Court today.

Platt, from Manchester, also entered a guilty plea to handling stolen goods.

Platt was arrested after the striker's celebrity wife lost her mobile phone at a concert at the MEN arena in Manchester in May.

The phone apparently contained family snaps of the couple's son taken on the phone camera.

Coleen Rooney was allegedly later contacted with a request for money to have the phone returned.

Jennifer Green, 25, and Steven Malcolm, 42, also from Manchester, today entered not guilty pleas to the same charges.

The case was adjourned and a trial date was fixed for December 12 at Manchester Crown Court.

Green and Malcolm were granted bail.
Platt, who is in custody, will be sentenced after the trial.

Coleen's husband, England's Wayne Rooney, speaking during a news conference about the upcoming Euro qualifying match against Bulgaria

Coleen's husband, England's Wayne Rooney, speaking during a news conference about the upcoming Euro qualifying match against Bulgaria

Jennifer Green leaving Manchester Crown Court
Steven Malcolm leaving Manchester Crown court today

Pleas: Jennifer Green, 25, and Steven Malcolm, 42, from Manchester, pictured at court today, entered not guilty pleas to the same charges

Lee Platt, 28, pleaded guilty to blackmailing the wife of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney at Manchester Crown Court today.

Lee Platt, 28, pleaded guilty to blackmailing the wife of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney at Manchester Crown Court

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