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Two arrested over £50m jewellery raid on Tamara Ecclestone's mansion
31 January 2020, 08:49
Two men have been arrested over a £50 million jewellery raid on heiress Tamara Ecclestone's £70 million London home.
The Metropolitan Police said a 29-year-old male suspect was detained at Heathrow Airport on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and remains in custody.
A second man was arrested at an address in east London on suspicion of burglary and money laundering.
The force said the arrests were in relation to the burglary in Palace Green, Kensington, on December 13 in which all of Ms Ecclestone's jewellery was reportedly stolen.
According to her father, former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, she was left "angry and shaken" by the incident.
Police said in December they were called to the scene by security within the building to reports of three males inside the property.
The offenders are believed to have entered through a garden before breaking into safes hidden in the bedroom of the house, which is next to Hyde Park.
Officers used sniffer dogs to search the grounds of the property and also went through CCTV footage.
At the time of the burglary, The Sun reported that intruders fled with items including rings, earrings and an £80,000 Cartier bangle given to her as a wedding present.
The incident occurred just after Ms Ecclestone left the country for her Christmas holiday with her husband Jay Rutland and their daughter Sophia.