Olympic gold medals stolen in £34k museum raid

Two Olympic gold medals are among items worth £34,000 stolen from a museum in Dumfries last night, Police Scotland said.

One of the awards was given to curler Rhona Martin at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, while the other dates back to the 1924 Winter Games - the first Olympics to include curling.

The Olympic gold medals among £34,000 worth of items stolen during a break-in at Dumfries museum. Credit: PA/Police Scotland

The raid happened at about 10.05pm and police are "keen to trace the three individuals seen running away from the museum around this time".

It is believed they were on Rotchell Road heading towards the Park Farm area.

Chief inspector Steven Lowther said: "We are at a very early stage of the investigation and the items stolen are still to be confirmed, however it includes four curling club medals and two Olympic medals."