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CCTV shows Red Bull trophy break in at Milton Keynes factory

Media captionSixty trophies were stolen from Red Bull Racing's factory

CCTV footage has been released showing the moment thieves used a 4x4 to smash through the doors of Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing and steal 60 trophies.

The six men took the prizes from the Milton Keynes factory on 6 December.

About 20 of the trophies were recovered from a lake near Sandhurst a few days later, after being spotted by a member of the public.

Thames Valley Police are to make a renewed appeal for information on BBC Crimewatch later.

The stolen trophies did not include the F1 championship and constructors' awards, which were not at the factory.

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Image caption The car was used to smash through the doors of the building
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Image caption Christian Horner said Red Bull had been "devastated" by the break-in

Christian Horner, Red Bull's team principal, said it was a "pointless crime" and the monetary value of the trophies was "minimal".

"But the emotional value is huge," he said.

"It would be great to see those trophies back in their rightful home here in Milton Keynes."

Crimewatch can be seen on BBC One at 21:00 GMT on 21 January, and then on the iPlayer.

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