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Olympic medals stolen from Dumfries Museum

Photos have been released of the Olympic medals that were among £34,000 worth of artefacts stolen from the Dumfries Museum on Wednesday 30 April.

The collection of historic medals included gold medals from the 1924 and 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

A silver gilt casket and the Provost’s Chain of Burgh of Maxwelltown were also stolen in the incident, which happened at about 10:05pm.

1924 Winter Olympic gold medal Credit: Police Scotland

Steven Lowther, chief inspector, Loreburn Police, said:

“It goes without saying that these items are distinctive and hold a huge amount of emotional attachment to the owners. We hope that someone may have some information on the location of these items, if they do, we would urge them to contact us."

2002 Olympic gold medal Credit: Police Scotland

Officers want to speak to three people who were seen running on Rotchell Road in the direction of Park Farm.

If you have any information please call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.