A country estate in a Shropshire hamlet is at the center of an international scandal involving the Spanish royal family, mysterious offshore companies and secret agents.

Chyknell Hall near Bridgnorth has taken center stage in the drama thanks to its prominent yet elusive resident, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, the one-time mistress of Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain. Police were called after reports of an attempted burglary at Chyknell Hall and her lawyers say there have been “a number of other incidents” at the property. Ms Sayn-Wittgenstein alleges she has been subjected to eight years of harassment by the Spanish security services since the end of her relationship with the former king.

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