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Watch stolen from late F1 driver

Watch similar to this was stolen
The custom-made watch, similar to this, was made for Enzo Ferrari

A watch given to a Formula One driver by the founder of the Ferrari company has been stolen from his widow.

Enzo Ferrari presented his custom-made Longines watch to Innes Ireland, who was a Formula One driver between 1957 and 1967.

Mr Ireland died in 1993 and the watch was left to his wife, Jean, who found it was missing from its box in her home in Hamerton, Cambridgeshire.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact officers.

Pc Richard Pocock said: "There is a chance the watch has been lost, but we believe it's more likely that it has been stolen.

"Not knowing when it was taken makes it hard from an investigative point of view, but more importantly for Mrs Ireland, this watch is of enormous sentimental value and she would like it back.

"It was custom-made for Enzo Ferrari and although there are similar watches around now, they are not exactly the same."

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