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Gems ‘worth £50 million’ stolen from heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s home

Thieves are believed to have entered through the garden before breaking into safes hidden in the bedroom of the house next to London’s Hyde Park.

Tamara Ecclestone (David Parry/PA)
Tamara Ecclestone (David Parry/PA)

By Henry Vaughan, PA

Heiress Tamara Ecclestone – the daughter of former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone – has been left “shaken” after a reported £50 million worth of gems were stolen from her London home.

All of her jewellery is said to have been taken in the raid on her house next to London’s Hyde Park on Friday night after she left the country for her Christmas holiday.

Thieves are believed to have entered through the garden before breaking into safes hidden in the bedroom she shares with her husband, Jay Rutland, according to the Sun.

The paper reported that the intruders fled with items including rings, earrings and an £80,000 Cartier bangle given to her as a wedding present.

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Tamara Ecclestone with her husband Jay Rutland and their baby Sophia in 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)

A spokesman for Ms Ecclestone, who has a five-year-old daughter, Sophia, said: “I can sadly confirm there has been a home invasion. Internal security are co-operating with police in this matter.

“Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident.

“If anyone has information that could help in investigations then please call the police on 101, quoting reference 8786/13DEC19.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to a residential property in Palace Green, W8, at 11.11pm on Friday December 13 to reports of a burglary.

“Officers attended. It was reported that an amount of high-value jewellery had been stolen.

“There have been no arrests. Inquiries continue.”

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