Bernie Ecclestone mugged for jewellery worth £200,000
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been violently assaulted by a gang of men who stole £200,000 worth of jewellery from the billionaire.
Ecclestone's 31-year-old girlfriend Fabiana Flosi could only look on in horror as the four men kicked and punched him before making off with watches and jewellery.
The couple were attacked outside his Formula One Holdings business headquarters in Knightsbridge in London on Wednesday night.
Ecclestone was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury. However, he was back at work on Thursday. Flosi was said to have been left 'shaken' by the attack, but was not physically harmed.
The police were called at the time, but the four muggers were able to escape before they arrived.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a man and woman who had been robbed in south west London at approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday night."
Four robbers were waiting for the pair at the building, where Ecclestone has a penthouse overlooking Hyde Park. No arrests have been made yet, but investigations are continuing. It is believed the gang may be behind a string of attacks on the rich and famous.