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Red Bull factory ram-raided

Red Bull Racing's factory in Milton Keynes was ram-raided over the weekend with over 60 Formula One trophies stolen.

A six-man gang used a 4x4 to drive through the front entrance and gain access to the building.

Thankfully the security guards who were working at the time were not physically harmed during the raid.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that over 60 trophies belonging to the Red Bull Racing team had been stolen, with two vehicles used in the robbery.

“Two cars were involved in the burglary. A silver 4x4 which was used to drive through the entrance and a further dark coloured, black or dark blue Mercedes estate car. Both are believed to have foreign number plates.' the Police said.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: 'We are obviously devastated by this serious factory break in, which saw offenders drive a vehicle through our front entrance and steal more than 60 trophies which took years and hard work to accumulate,'

'The break-in caused significant damage and was very upsetting for our night officers who were on duty at the time. The offenders took items that not only did not belong to them, but which represented the efforts of a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals.

'Beyond the aggressive nature of this break-in, we are perplexed why anyone would take these trophies. The value to the team is of course extraordinarily high due to the sheer hard work and effort that went into winning each and every one. But their intrinsic value is low; they would be of little benefit to those outside of the team and, in addition to that, many of the trophies on display were replicas.


The Formula One World Drivers Championship and Constructors trophies were not at the Red Bull factory, having just been presented to 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMG over the weekend.








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Date:Monday December 8 2014

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