Police are searching for two men who are wanted in connected with a firebomb attack on the plush London home of socialite Petra Ecclestone.
Ms Ecclestone’s £20 million mansion in exclusive Chelsea was targeted in a firebomb attack which was captured on CCTV.
Video footage from the cameras, which overlook the property’s large driveway, show yobs throwing a flaming bottle over the gates before it lands close to a black Range Rover car.
Officers have released images of two hooded youths who are believed to have carried out the attack, which took place earlier this year, and are urging anyone with information about the crime to come forward.
After allegedly carrying out the attack, the two men were seen fleeing the property.
Police say the attack showed they had a “complete disregard for anyone’s safety”.
Officers from London Fire Brigade were called to the scene to extinguish the fire. After battling the blaze, they found a broken bottle on the gravel driveway.
Thankfully, Ms Ecclestone, who has three children and is married to the renowned art dealer James Stunt, was not at home at the time the incident took place.
She believes the reason she was targeted was because those responsible for the incident which took place in Easter this year were probably motivated by extreme jealously over the luxury lifestyle she leads.
Mrs Ecclestone is best known for being the daughter of the Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone. She moved into the impressive 14 bedroom home four years ago and has spent millions renovating and decorating it to her liking.
An investigation into the arson is still continuing and is being led by police officers from Kensington and Chelsea CID.
Detective Constable Clare Reynolds from the force said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise those shown in the images released, or anyone who witnessed the incident.
“These men showed a complete disregard for anyone’s safety by blindly throwing flammable liquid over a gate – if anyone had been on the other side they could have been seriously injured.”
This attack came before other high profile crimes committed against famous celebrities.
Reality star Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in Paris after she showed off diamond jewellery on her social media accounts. Police believe that robbers in that case were motivated to carry out the crime after spotting the expensive jewellery.