A 28-year-old man has confessed to blackmailing Coleen Rooney, the wife of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

Coleen lost her phone at a Black Eyed Peas concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena last may.

It is believed that family photographs, including images of the couple’s son, were stored on it.

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Coleen was contacted with demands for money to have the phone returned.

Instead of paying, she called the police.

Lee Platt from Manchester admitted blackmail at Manchester Crown Court today and will be sentenced there at a later date. He also admitted possessing stolen goods.

Two other defendants Jennifer Green, 25, and Steven Malcolm, 42, denied the same charges. They pair were granted bail and Platt remains in custody.