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2015-08-07 10:04

ROBBED ON HOLIDAY: McLaren's Jenson Button was the victim of a robbery in France. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic

PARIS, France - Jenson Button was gassed and robbed as he holidayed with his wife in France, the Briton's spokesman has confirmed.

The McLaren driver, holidaying with friends during F1's northern summer break, was with friends in a rented villa in St Tropez when the incident occurred.

The spokesman said: "Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica's engagement ring."

'SHAKEN BY THE EVENTS'

Button's spokesman also confirmed reports that Button and his housemates may have been rendered unconscious by anesthetic gas.

Button said: "The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in.

"Whilst unharmed, everyone involved is unsurprisingly shaken by the events."

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