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Medical documents purported to be those of Michael Schumacher may have been stolen and are now being offered for sale, according to his management.

In a statement on Monday, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said it was not clear if the documents were genuine but that authorities are involved in the matter. She also warned against the purchasing and publishing of the documents.

"For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale," the statement read. "The offeror claims them to be the medical file of Michael Schumacher. We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved.

"We expressly advise that both the purchase and the publication of such documents and data are forbidden. The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential and must not made available to the public. We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file."

Last week Kehm confirmed Schumacher was out of a coma and has been moved from the hospital in Grenoble where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December last year.

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