Two men arrested over £50m jewellery raid on heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s home

Tamara Ecclestone attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Pict
Tamara Ecclestone attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Picture date: Friday November 2, 2018. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Two men have been arrested over a £50 million jewellery raid on heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s London home.

The Metropolitan Police said a 29-year-old suspect was detained at Heathrow Airport late on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

A 31-year-old man was also arrested at an address in East London around 8.20pm, also on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary. Both men remain in custody.

The force said the arrest was in relation to the burglary in Palace Green, Kensington, on December 13 in which all of Ms Ecclestone’s jewellery was reportedly stolen.

Tamara Ecclestone with husband Jay Rutland and daughter Sophia
Tamara Ecclestone with husband Jay Rutland and daughter Sophia (Yui Mok/PA)

She was left “angry and shaken” by the incident, according to her father, former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Police said in December they were called to the scene by security within the building to reports of three males inside the property.

The offenders are believed to have entered through a garden before breaking into safes hidden in the bedroom of the house, which is next to Hyde Park.

Officers used sniffer dogs to search the grounds of the property and also went through CCTV footage.

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

The incident occurred just after Ms Ecclestone left the country for her Christmas holiday with her husband Jay Rutland and their daughter Sophia.

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