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By | John Oates 3rd November 2010 16:17

Former Phones 4U boss injured in armed break-in

Raiders bash mobile billionaire with iron bar, say cops

John Caudwell, formerly the boss of Phones 4U, was injured during a raid on his Staffordshire home.

A masked and armed gang broke into Broughton Hall on Monday evening.

Caudwell was hit on the head with an iron bar, which left a one-inch gash. His partner Claire Johnson, 41, and a 22-year-old female member of staff were also assaulted.

Staffordshire Police said: "Both women were assaulted, but not with a weapon, and neither received any injuries."

No firearms were used or seen during the raid.

Caudwell was treated by paramedics at home and had a check-up at Nuffield Hospital.

The gang took jewellery and cash before legging it.

Hat tip to Mobile News for spotting the crime report. ®

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