Tamara Ecclestone blackmail investigation underway

Wednesday December 7, 2011

A suspected attempt to blackmail TV star and socialite Tamara Ecclestone is being investigated by detectives.

The 27-year-old daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is reported to have contacted police after allegedly receiving threats to reveal details about her personal life.

Officers in Kensington and Chelsea, where the model's 81-year-old father has bought her a multi million-pound property, are probing the claims.

"The allegation was assessed and is now being investigated at this early stage as blackmail.

"CID on Kensington and Chelsea are investigating. No arrests have been made. Inquiries continue", says a spokesperson.

No stranger to the media spotlight, she recently appeared in Channel 5 reality show Billion $$ Girl, which documented her lavish lifestyle.

Responding to the alleged blackmail claim, her spokesman said: "Tamara is aware of the matter and the police are handling it on her behalf."

photo: & copy; Rex

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