Vandals cause £1m damage to richest MP's 20,000-acre country estate

Vandals have caused £1m of damage to Richard Benyon MP’s Englefield estate between Newbury and Reading.

Benyon, who is the richest MP in parliament and is worth £200m, saw a jeep smash into three aircrafts, which damaged buildings in the estate.

The crash caused his horses to escape their paddocks and run wild on the main road.

The attack reportedly took place just hours after he was sacked as a minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the recent reshuffle minister.

Benyon said: “The horses were running up and down the A4 - the vehicle had smashed into the aircraft, pushing one into the buildings, and it then crashed through gates and across fields.”

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