Man jailed over 'hapless' bid to blackmail F1 chief
A copycat criminal who tried to blackmail F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for £200,000 in a "hopeless and hapless" plot involving the potential kidnap of his socialite daughter Tamara was jailed for five years.
A copycat criminal who tried to blackmail F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for £200,000 in a \"hopeless and hapless\" plot involving the potential kidnap of his socialite daughter Tamara was jailed for five years.
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Martin Peckham, 41, posed as a security specialist who claimed to know of a Middle Eastern plot to kidnap Tamara Ecclestone, saying he could foil it if he was paid the money.
Peckham, who pleaded guilty to blackmail, came up with the plot after seeing a newspaper article about a similar attempt to blackmail the F1 supremo, Southwark Crown Court heard.
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