James McArthur 'devastated' after FA Cup medal stolen

James McArthur with the FA Cup after Wigan's win last year. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Footballer James McArthur says he is "devastated" after burglars stole his FA Cup winners' medal during a break-in at his home.

The Wigan Athletic midfielder's home was raided at some point between 20 and 26 May, Greater Manchester Police said. Thieves also took two wedding rings during the raid, police said.

McArthur said: “I am due to get married in the near future and this is an awful thing to happen to us before the wedding. If anybody has any information as to where my property is and can help the police return it to me, I would be very grateful"

Detective Constable Kevin Telford added: “It is unlikely the offenders will keep hold of the medal and may try to sell it on.

"Obviously, it is unusual for such an item to come on the market so I would ask anyone who is offered the medal or who has any information as to where the items are, to contact police.”