F1 star Jenson Button and his wife have been gassed in their holiday villa in the south of France by a gang of burglars, according to reports. The 35-year-old racing star and his partner model Jessica Michibata, 30, were rendered unconscious by the gang who stole her £250,000 engagement ring on Monday night.
It is believed they piped anaesthetic gas into the property through its air conditioning vents before entering the villa in Saint-Trope.
A source told the Sun newspaper: “Police have told Jenson they’re convinced the burglars gassed the house using the air conditioning units.
"Jenson is convinced that’s what happened too. The burglars were in the same room as him and Jessica, rifling through all their drawers.
“But they weren’t disturbed at all because the effects of the gas gives the burglars free reign."
There were reportedly three other people in the property at the time who were also affected by the gas.
Everyone in the property was in bed when the incident happened and first realised the next morning when they discovered the house had been ransacked.
Jessica Michibata sporting a large ring
It is believed the intruders stole property worth £300,000.
Detectives are investigating the possibility it was a two man criminal team who may have staked out the property during their stay.
They are presently reviewing CCTV footage in the area to try and catch the culprits.