Footballer Gareth Bale has brought in a team of ex-SAS soldiers to guard his family after enduring a nightmare year of threats and intimidation.
The Real Madrid winger and his fiancee Emma Rhys-Jones have spent £500,000 beefing up security with the ex-troops, covert CCTV and guard dogs at their luxury converted farm house in Wales.
Miss Rhys-Jones' grandparents and other relatives were firebombed last year after getting caught up in a drugs vendetta over a missing suitcase containing £750,000.
The grandparents of his fiancee Emma Rhys-Jones and other relatives were firebombed last year after getting caught up in a drugs vendetta over a missing suitcase containing £750,000
Cars were set on fire and threats were made involving the Bale's four-year-old daughter Alba Violet.
A neighbour said: 'It's like Colditz in there, they have really pepped up security in the last few months.
'You can see guards patrolling the perimeter - they're there all the time and have their own hut and accommodation.'
The couple were advised to increase their security in Madrid and at their £4million home in the Vale of