British media reports that Lord and Lady March had their home broken into last night. Founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, British aristocrat Lord March currently occupies the Goodwood Estate, living at the world-famous estate. Reports suggest that Lord March was struck over the head while his wife was forced to open a safe. Thieves got away with approximately $1 million worth of jewellery.
Both were found tied together at their Goodwood home at around 6.30 am on Wednesday morning. A 26-year-old man from Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of robbery although its unclear whether he is the prime suspect as he has already been bailed. It appears that the intruder gained access to the house via an upstairs window.
Among the jewellery stolen from the house was a 1820 diamond tiara worth nearly £400,000, diamond necklaces and several watches including antique Rolex and Girard-Perregaux timepieces. Lord and Lady March are said to be recovering. Lord March apparently sustained an injury to his ear during the incident.
Police are asking for anyone with any information about the incident to come forward. Lord March is also President of the British Automobile Racing Club and Patron of the TT Riders Association. His family have owned the Goodwood Estate since 1697. Nowadays it is world famous for its racing events, both motoring and equine!