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French tycoon and wife attacked in home

French tycoon and and former Adidas owner Bernard Tapie and his wife have been attacked in a violent burglary at their estate near Paris

The couple were tied up with electrical cords, physically assaulted and robbed of their jewellery.

Bernard Tapie aged 78 has been at the centre of legal battles concerning corruption and fraud for decades, and spent time in jail.

The investigation has now been taken over by prosecutors in the capital Paris.

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