Former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona and her baby daughter have been held captive at their home by three armed burglars.
The 26-year-old singer, her husband Mark Croft, 36, and five-month-old daughter Heidi were attacked at around midnight at their home in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
The masked gang, armed with a sledgehammer, crowbar and large kitchen knife, held the mum of three and her daughter in a downstairs room while her husband was taken through the house by raiders.
The family were left unharmed but the robbers escaped with their blue BMW and numerous valuable items.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said the family were left ‘extremely alarmed’ by the ordeal, but were unharmed.
The family managed to free themselves at around 12.30am and contacted police.
A police spokesman said: “Shortly before midnight, Mark Croft, 36, his wife, Kerry Katona, 26, and their young baby, Heidi, who was five months old, were confronted in their home by three masked men.
“All the intruders were wearing balaclavas and they were armed with a sledgehammer, crowbar and large knife similar to a kitchen knife.
“This experience was extremely alarming to the family.
“One of the offenders remained in a downstairs room with the mother and baby while the other two offenders made Mr Croft accompany them through the house while they identified property to steal.”