Helen Flanagan has reportedly told a friend that she thought she was going to die during a burglary at her £2.2 million mansion earlier this week.

According to The Mirror, the former 'Coronation Street' star was locked in a utility room after being confronted by three intruders who were brandishing a hand-saw and a screwdriver, and is now "too scared" to return home.

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Helen pictured at a petrol station on Wednesday

She reportedly told a friend: "I can't cope with going back there - I don't feel safe in my own home anymore. I could have been killed.

"It was the most frightening experience of my life. I was absolutely petrified. I'm a nervous wreck as a result of it.

"I haven't slept a wink for nearly 24 hours - I'm totally exhausted but I just can't sleep."

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    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

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    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

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    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    A general view of Helen Flanagan's property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

  • Helen Flanagan Sighting - Cheshire

    Helen Flanagan seen leaving her property after it was broken into, in Prestbury, Cheshire.

The burglars got away with valuable jewellery and a mobile phone, just hours after Helen tweeted that she was home without boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

A spokesperson for the star previously told PA: "We confirm the home Helen shares with Scott was burgled last night.

"Helen is naturally very shaken but is unharmed. The police have been called and are investigating."

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Helen is said to be too scared to return home

Helen was pictured leaving her house on Monday, and has now been seen at a petrol station on Wednesday.

She is reportedly staying with a friend as she decides what to do next.

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