Helen Flanagan has reportedly been given private bodyguards to watch over her round-the-clock after her house was burgled this week.
A friend of the former 'Coronation Street' star told The Sun: "Poor Helen has been so shaken up — she honestly feared for her life. Helen feels so much better now with the live-in security guards — she feels she can relax.”
The paper reports the 22-year-old spent her first night back at her £2.8million home since Monday’s robbery after her boyfriend, Man City’s Scott Sinclair, hired security.
Helen was reportedly locked in a utility room during the burglary, and previously said she thought she was going to die during the traumatic experience.
The Mirror claimed she told a friend: "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."
The burglars got away with valuable jewellery and a mobile phone, just hours after Helen tweeted that she was home without boyfriend Scott.
A police investigation has since been launched.