Nottinghamshire Olympic athlete Andy Turner has taken to Twitter to appeal for help, after his family home was burgled as he attended his mother's funeral.
Andy, 33 and from Hucknall, said he was "absolutely devastated" by the break-in. His 58-year-old mother died suddenly on October 29. He took to the social networking site to vent his anger.
On the day of his mother's death, he had tweeted: "The worst possible end to the worst 8 days of my life".
In the days following, he thanked friends and well-wishers for their support and posted details of the funeral service on his Twitter page.