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Gareth Bale hires ex-SAS soldiers to guard his family

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 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

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

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