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Man arrested in connection with break-in at athlete's home

Andy Turn, sprint hurdler from Nottingham Credit: PA

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in connection with a break-in at the family home of Nottingham's Olympic athlete Andy Turner.

The sprint hurdler was left "devastated" after burglars broke into the house in Hucknall while he attended the funeral of his mother, Yvonne.

Nottinghamshire Police said a 21-year-old man from the Nottingham area was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of burglary and theft and released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

Tweeting from his personal account, andyturner110h, on November 7, Turner said: "Please help, my mum's funeral today, whilst at the function, we were burgled and everything was stolen including my car, laptop, phone plus loads of other stuff."

Andy Turner: Burglars 'lowest of the low'

by Peter Bearne

Olympic athlete Andy Turner says he's "devastated" after burglars ransacked his home in Nottinghamshire while he was at his mother's funeral.

The sprint hurdler discovered the break-in at the family home in Hucknall after returning from the wake. Thieves took his mobile phone, his laptop and his car, although that has now been found dumped in the Bilborough area of Nottingham.

Mr Turner says he's lost some irreplaceable photos of his mother Yvonne who died suddenly after suffering a stroke.

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Pictures: Andy Turner's car found dumped in Bilborough

Andy Turner's car has been found dumped in Bilborough. It was taken along with items from the family home while Andy was at his mother's funeral yesterday.

It has now been towed away and forensic examination will be carried out as part of the police inquiry

Car found dumped in Bilborough Credit: ITV News Central
Forensic examination will be carried out as part of the police inquiry Credit: ITV News Central

Police investigate after Olympic athlete's family home burgled during mother's funeral

Police are investigating after the family home of Nottinghamshire Olympic athlete Andy Turner was burgled - during his mother's funeral.

The Nottingham Post reports Yvonne Turner, who was 58, died suddenly from a stroke on October 29. Her funeral was held at Hucknall Parish Church yesterday.

The funeral was held at Hucknall Parish Church yesterday Credit: Nottingham Post
Air Training Corps were present at the service Credit: Nottingham Post
Andy Turner and his brother Garry were among the pallbearers Credit: Nottingham Post

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Police: 'Open mind' about whether Turner family house was targeted

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson says they are keeping an "open mind" over the possibility that Andy Turner's family house may have been targeted by thieves who knew about his mother's funeral.

"Police are investigating a break-in at a house in Nottingham Road, Hucknall, that happened some time between 2pm and 8.30pm last night.

"Thieves gained entry via the back of the house. Keys and a white Range Rover Sport with the registration number L10 RUN was stolen, along with a number of other items including a laptop.

"Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who sees the vehicle to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson

Read: Nottinghamshire athlete "absolutely devastated" after family house burgled during his mother's funeral

Andy Turner 'overwhelmed' by support

Andy Turner has thanked people for their support, after his family home was burgled during his mother's funeral.

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Overwhelmed by the support, thank you all so much. Still no news but I'm doing everything possible to get this out there. Total scumbags

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A car is replaceable but I had my last photos with my mum alive on my phone and laptop, that's what hurts the most.

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