30/08/2011 06:53 BST | Updated 29/10/2011 10:12 BST

Lee Platt, Jennifer Green, Steven Malcolm, In Court Over Alleged Coleen Rooney Blackmail Plot

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Three people are due to appear in court charged in connection with an alleged plot to blackmail Coleen Rooney.

Lee Platt, 28, Jennifer Green, 25, and Steven Malcolm, 42, will appear at Manchester Crown Court accused of blackmail and handling stolen goods.

The three were arrested after the celebrity wife of Manchester United and England star Wayne lost her mobile phone at a concert at the MEN arena in the city in May.

The phone is thought to contain family snaps' of the couple's son Kai, taken on the phone camera.

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

The three defendants, all from Manchester, are due to appear in court later for a plea hearing.