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Panto Queen Twink left distraught after thugs break into her south Dublin home

NewsBy Alan Sherry
Twink at home
Twink at home

Panto Queen Twink has been left distraught after thugs broke in to her south Dublin home.

The entertainer, also known as Adele King, returned to her home in Knocklyon to find callous burglars had struck. 

She told the Sunday World: “I’m here with the police right now. I’m in bits.” 

The house has been subject to legal proceedings over mortgage arrears. 

Last November, a judge struck out a bid by Bank of Scotland to allow Start Mortgages to take over repossession proceedings for the home. 

The bank had been seeking to repossess the home for over two years, but the court was told the loan had been sold on by the bank to Start Mortgages. 

Papers served on King and her estranged husband David Agnew said that as of August 2013, the bank was owed €244,000, including just over €11,600 arrears at that time.

This week, justice minister Frances Fitzgerald said that the government was winning the war on burglaries.

She said burglary was a “heinous crime”, but said legislation was helping to tackle the problem. 


 

Twink and her daughter Chloe

Earlier this week, Twink told how proud she was of her talented singer daughter Chloe Agnew, who performed at the National Concert Hall this month. 

“I was saying to people afterwards that it was nights like this when I missed being up there on the bloody stage,” she said.

“Chloe was just marvellous, and the night went by in such a blur.

“It was amazing, a really incredible night and I was so proud.”

Twink is renowned for her work in panto, but hasn’t performed in one since she pulled out of a show in Limerick in 2014. In recent time she has been pouring her energy into a cake-making business.