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Ram raid gang who stole Red Bull F1 trophies jailed

By Ben Mitchell

Published 14/11/2015

Four men have been jailed for a string of ram raids including one on the headquarters of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, stealing trophies worth £565,000
Four men have been jailed for a string of ram raids including one on the headquarters of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, stealing trophies worth £565,000

Four men have been jailed for a string of ram raids including one on the headquarters of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, stealing trophies worth £565,000.

Dramatic CCTV footage released by police shows the gang reversing through the front doors of the Red Bull offices in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, before smashing their way into the trophy cabinets.

The gang pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court to theft in connection with a £1m crime spree across the South East of England which left an estimated £350,000 worth of damage.

Danny Stevens (38), of Yateley, Hampshire, was jailed for seven years while Paul Smith (24), of Sherlock Row, Berkshire, was sentenced to six years. Jason Eastwood (41), of Farnborough, Hampshire, received three years and four months and Luke Cole (24), of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was imprisoned for two years.

Some of the Red Bull trophies were later recovered from Horseshoe Lake in Yateley, Hampshire.

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