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Businessman gifts Ferraris to the RNLI

A pair of rare classic Ferraris owned by a Northamptonshire-based businessman will be auctioned to help the life-saving work of the RNLI.

The cars were left by Richard Colton who made his fortune in shoe distribution. Richard, who was said to be nervous of the sea, had owned the cars for forty years, travelling extensively around Europe in them.

The sale at Duxford in October is attracting worldwide attention and is expected to result in the most generous gift ever left to the charity.

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Thieves take Ferrari racing car

Ferrari stolen from Norfolk hotel car park Credit: Norfolk Police

A Ferrari racing car has been stolen from Hethersett near Norwich.

The black Ferrari 430, worth £170,000, was in a trailer in a hotel car park on Norwich Road. It was taken just before 8.30pm on 8 November.

Police say it was towed away by a long wheel base white Mercedes Sprinter van.

Trailer containing the stolen Ferrari Credit: Norfolk Police

The Ferrari was produced as a race car for the GT3 series. It is not a road car and cannot be converted into one.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen the trailer, or has any information about where it and the Ferrari are now.

Contact PC Matt Coppard at Wymondham Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.