The Red Bull team have thanked local Milton Keynes police for helping recover some of the trophies that were stolen from the factory earlier in the month. Over sixty trophies were stolen during a break in at the Red Bull factory in early December, with thieves breaking into the building by ramming a car through the windows and doors.
Now, just ten days later, boss Christian Horner has confirmed that approximately 20 of the trophies have been recovered - dumped into a lake. The team principal says: “The fact that some of the trophies were discarded in a lake and damaged shows how senseless this crime was. While the trophies mean an enormous amount to the team, their intrinsic value is low and the extent of the damage that was caused to the factory by the offenders during the break-in was significant.”
At the time, he also added: “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 One car.”
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