Swiss firm 'investigated over Schumacher's notes'

A Swiss helicopter firm is being investigated over the theft of Michael Schumacher's medical notes, according to French media reports.

Files on the former Formula 1 World Champion's condition after his skiing accident were stolen last month.

Michael Schumacher suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident. Credit: PA Wire

Investigators found that the Zurich-based company had originally been due to transfer Schumacher from a French hospital to Laussane in Switzerland, and had been given a copy of the medical report.

An IP address of interest to the probe was traced to the company, French newspaper Dauphine Libere reported.

The notes were apparently offered to journalists across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000), and Schumacher's spokeswoman vowed to press criminal charges if any publication released the notes.