Gang jailed for ram raid on Red Bull Racing factory

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Four gang members who stole more than 60 trophies during a ram raid on the Red Bull Racing factory have been jailed.

Luke Cole, Paul Smith, Danny Stevens and Jason Eastwood will serve a combined total of 18 years in prison for conspiracy to commit burglary and steal from the Formula One team’s headquarters.

They are believed to have stolen a total of £934,000 - including thefts from cash machines in Surrey - as well as causing £317,000 worth of damage during the December raid.

A two-year sentence was given to Luke Cole, 24, no fixed address, while Jason Eastwood, 41, of Willow Crescent, Farnborough, Hampshire was jailed for three years and four months.

Paul Smith, 24, Hearmon Close, Yateley, Hampshire got a six-year sentence and Danny Stevens, 37, of Hayden Place, Yateley, Hampshire was sent down for seven years.

They had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges at Guildford Crown Court.