Olympic medal returned

Two of the region's Olympic heroes have reportedly had their medals stolen, only hours after the Queen hosted a glittering Buckingham Palace event to celebrate London 2012 athletes.

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New plea over stolen Olympic medal

Men's Eight rower Alex Partridge had his medal stolen just hours after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Henley-based Olympic rower Alex Partridge has issued a new plea for the return of his stolen medal after TeamGB hockey player Hannah Macleod got hers back.

Both Olympians lost their medals when their TeamGB jackets were stolen as they partied at a London nightclub on Wednesday.

But Miss Macleod, 28, got her bronze medal back after it was posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire yesterday.

Mr Partridge, 31, got his jacket back - minus his bronze medal - when it was handed in at a London police station on Thursday.

A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the thefts and bailed until November 23.

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