John Terry
England and Chelsea captain John Terry.

England and Chelsea captain John Terry's house came under attack on Thursday night, it has been reported.

According to the Daily Mail, Terry's wife Toni and four-year-old children Georgie John and Summer Rose were in the house along with Terry's mother Sue and Toni's mother Sue Poole when intruders invaded the property, breaking through the perimeter gate. The gang members were later chased away by security guards.

At the time of the attack, Terry was playing the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, his first game after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that he would face prosecution for his alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

"They were all completely shocked at what happened, especially with young children in the house and two grandmothers. It was a very scary experience for all of them at a hugely difficult time for the family," a friend of Terry has told the paper. The incident has not been reported to the police, the report added.

After the racism row surfaced, Terry hired extra security guards to man his property, the report has said.