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Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft

One of the men, Stewart Pettigrew (shown), was jailed for three years and 10 months Photo: ITV Border

Two men have been jailed for stealing the gold medal won by Rhona Martin at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The medal was part of an exhibition of sporting memorabilia at Dumfries Museum and was stolen in April 2014.

25-year-old Charlie Walker was jailed for three years and seven months.

He had previously pleaded guilty to breaking into the museum.

Stewart Pettigrew, 25, had denied the offence but was found guilty by a jury at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

He was jailed for three years and 10 months.

The pair also stole other sporting medals, a chain of office and a casket containing a historical scroll.

Olympic curler, Rhona Martin described the medal as “irreplaceable.”

Giving evidence at the trial, she said:

In all my years of playing that was a special one... I was gutted when I heard it had been stolen and just went into tears.”

– RHONA MARTIN, OLYMPIC ATHLETE