Lotto millionaire robbed in Suffolk

LOTTERY millionaire Michael Carroll was mown down by thieves as they stole his £36,000 Mercedes car during a night out in Suffolk.

LOTTERY millionaire Michael Carroll was mown down by thieves as they stole his £36,000 Mercedes car during a night out in Suffolk.

Former dustman Mr Carroll, who won £9.7 million in 2002, is said to have had his car and a £6,000 gold chain stolen during the attack at Mildenhall Stadium.

Police said thieves stole his car and then ran him down as he was leaving the banger racing meeting on Saturday night.

Friends of the former dustman, who has been in trouble with the police a number of times since his Lottery win, said he had flown out to Dubai on holiday to recover from the incident, which is now being investigated by Suffolk police.


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His biographer Sean Boru said the King's Lynn man was shocked by the apparently unprovoked attack.

“I understand it was quite a nasty beating but sadly you are always going to have people who are jealous of Michael and perhaps want their name in the paper.

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“Michael has always been very interested in banger racing and I think he wants to get back into it - he was just trying to enjoy a night out with his friends.”

It is thought Mr Carroll, 23, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Kings Lynn and treated for severe bruising to his back, arms and legs before he was released on Sunday.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: “We have received an allegation about an assault and an incident of theft at Mildenhall Stadium on Saturday night at about 10pm. We are currently making inquiries and appealing for witnesses to contact us on 01284 774100.”

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