Bernie Ecclestone attacked outside London headquarters; no arrests made

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, here pictured at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix, was injured in a mugging on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard has confirmed that no arrests have been made after Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was injured in a mugging on Wednesday. The 80-year-old billionaire was treated in hospital for head injuries he sustained in the attack, in which the four muggers stole £200,000 of jewellery from him and his 31-year-old girlfriend.

The attack occurred as Ecclestone visited his company's office with girlfriend Fabiana Flosi—who was reportedly "shaken" but uninjured—in central London. "There can be little doubt that this was a targeted robbery because of who Mr. Ecclestone is," a police source said. "The muggers were callous and showed little regard for the victims. They need to be caught."

Police confirmed that "[a] man was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury and was subsequently discharged. There were no reports of any other injuries. Officers from Westminster robbery squad are investigating. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue." Four years ago, Ecclestone was mugged as he parked his car outside his £10 million home in Chelsea Square; two wheels were taken from the car.


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