Bernie Ecclestone and his wife talk about his mother-in-law's kidnap

Mail Online | 1/16/2019 | George Martin For Mailonline
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and his wife have spoken out for the first time about the kidnapping of his mother-in-law in Sao Paolo in 2016.

Aparecida Schunk, 69, was snatched from her home in Sao Paolo in July 2016 after men posing as delivery drivers knocked on her front door before hitting her over the head and bundling her into a car.

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Ecclestone and wife Fabiana told the Telegraph they were in Budapest ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix when they received the shocking call from Fabiana's sister to tell them 'Mummy was taken from the house'.

According to Fabiana, having sent a ransom note demanding £80million for her release, the gang then sent chilling messages containing threats of beheading and raping Mrs Schunk if the money wasn't paid.

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'They told me, "Are you crazy? You want us to rape your mum?" Fabiana told the newspaper.

In a separate email, the kidnappers reportedly sent over links to clips of several beheadings on YouTube.

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'They said, "That's how we're going to deliver your mum's head to your sister's apartment."' Fabiana added.

Nine days after her kidnapping, Fabiana's mother Aparecida was discovered with her captors in a rented flat in Cotia, on the outskirts of Sao Paolo.

She was said to have been extremely shaken but otherwise unharmed.

'Mum was found in a very small room with only a mattress and one or two blankets,' Fabiana said. 'They had wanted...
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