Red Bull trophies stolen during burglary

Over 60 trophies belonging to Red Bull have been stolen following a burglary of the squad's Milton Keynes factory.

Red Bull's trophy cabinet has swelled in recent years
Red Bull's trophy cabinet has swelled in recent years

Police confirmed that they had been called at 1:30am on Saturday following reports that a group of around six men used a vehicle to gain access to the premises.

Two cars were involved in the burglary and both are believed to have foreign number plates.

The trophies were located on a large display unit in the reception area of the team's factory. None of the night staff on duty were harmed during the raid.

"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," said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner.

"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 actions of these men mean it's likely that we will have to make our site less accessible in the future, which will be unfair on the hundreds of fans that travel to visit our factory each year to see our trophies and our Formula 1 car.

"We would like to appeal to anyone who knows any information on the whereabouts of these trophies or the offenders involved to contact Thames Valley Police."

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