£10m art-break for Mucca
By TOM WELLS
December 29, 2006
HEATHER Mills was furious last night after estranged husband Paul McCartney removed priceless paintings from her home.
Lady Mucca spoke to cops after discovering the £10million masterpieces had been taken from her country retreat yesterday.
The former model, 38, only found out they were missing after setting off a burglar alarm.
She had arrived at the lodge house on Sir Paul’s sprawling estate in Peasmarsh, Sussex, with family and pals preparing to celebrate New Year.
Heather was stunned when she realised the alarm codes had been changed.
Cops were alerted by the alarm’s emergency call-out centre and arrived in minutes.
Fuming Heather immediately called her lawyers to brief them about the incident.
Pals claim Sir Paul, 64, does not have the right of access to the lodge under their separation agreement.
He only told Heather he had taken the paintings last night — by sending her a text message.
Macca said he was taking the artworks because he was concerned about security at the lodge.
A friend said Heather was shocked to discover the paintings and photos of Beatrice — her daughter with Macca — were missing.
She added: “Heather is staggered. Several pictures, including Renoirs and Picassos which have been hanging on the walls for months, have been taken.
“Photos of her and Beatrice have also vanished.
“Heather can’t believe things have got this bad.
“She’s not fussed about the pictures. She is more concerned about the family photos that have been taken.
“The police spoke to Sir Paul’s security guards, who confirmed he had removed them.”
Macca’s spokesman said last night: “No comment.”