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Police rescue kidnapped mother-in-law of F1's Ecclestone

AFP logoAFP 02-08-2016
(FILES) This file photo taken on August 05, 2014 in Munich shows Fabiana Flosi, wife of Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. POOL / MICHAEL DALDERThe mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo. © Provided by AFP (FILES) This file photo taken on August 05, 2014 in Munich shows Fabiana Flosi, wife of Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. POOL / MICHAEL DALDERThe mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo.

Brazilian police said they rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of British Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone unharmed after more than a week in captivity and arrested two men over her abduction.

Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira -- the 67-year-old mother of Ecclestone's Brazilian wife Fabiana Flosi -- had been kidnapped on July 22.

Schunck spoke briefly to television cameras as she arrived at a police station after being freed on Sunday, before hugging waiting relatives.

"No one should kidnap anyone in Sao Paulo because they will get arrested," Schunck said, her voice breaking with emotion.

"The civil police anti-kidnapping division freed the mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone this Sunday evening.

She emerged unharmed," the state security service said in a statement.

"Two men were detained at the place where she was held captive in the city of Cotia".

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