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Two of Team GB's Olympic heroes have bronze medals stolen

Last Updated: 25/10/12 5:51pm

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It was meant to be a night of celebration to cap such a successful summer of sport, yet it ended in tears for two of Team GB's Olympic heroes as they had their medals stolen just hours after attending the event at Buckingham Palace.

Hannah Macleod, a member of the hockey team along with rower Alex Partridge, are desperately trying to recover their Olympic bronze medals. They have launched a Twitter appeal in a bid to find information.

On the social networking site, Partridge had written that his Olympic blazer as well as the medal had also been stolen from a club in Mayfair, central London.

Macleod wrote: "My medal was also stolen at the same time. Totally devastated."

Later on, both athletes also published a photo of a man captured on CCTV who they wished to talk to about the alleged thefts.

Hockey star Macleod emphasised her wish to simply get the medal back, adding that she was not looking for punishment, tweeting: "If you picked up a Bronze Olympic medal that isn't yours pls just send anonymously back to GB hockey-Bisham Abbey."

Scotland Yard confirmed it was investigating reports of a stolen Olympic medal and blazer; however the force said they had not yet been contacted about a second stolen medal.

"An Olympic medal and blazer were reported stolen from a venue in Mayfair in central London," a Met Police spokesman said.

"It was believed the items were taken between midnight and 5am on Wednesday, October 24."

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