Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing champion Nicola Adams says several items stolen in a burglary at a family member's home in Leeds are of sentimental value to her.

Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into the property in the Halton area at about 8am on Wednesday and stole the keys to her matt grey Hyundai Veloster Turbo, registration VL08STR, and a silver Ford Focus TDCi, registration YH09DLU and an i-phone. Both cars were then driven away.

Boxing equipment belonging to Nicola was in the boot of the Hyundai ahead of her taking part in the national championships in Liverpool at the weekend.

The items were in a red Team GB 2012 holdall and a Louis Vuitton overnight bag.

She has been forced to pull out of the championships as a result.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Among the items taken were three pairs of boxing boots, including the pair she wore in the Commonwealth Games.

Three pairs of boxing gloves were also taken. They are a Winning brand black 14oz lace up pair, a Winning blue 12oz velcro strap pair with her name on them, and some red Adidas competition gloves. A white Winning headguard and the shorts and vest she was due to compete in were also stolen. Those have her name on them.

An Omega Seamaster watch with diamonds around the face was also taken. The watch was a gift to Nicola to mark her victory at the 2012 Olympics. Alongside the above, Nicola’s nutrition products were also in the car and other personal items.

These items would mean very minimal to anyone else but are of sentimental value to me. I would be very grateful for the return of my car and stolen belongings, some of which were gifts to me following my much-recognised wins for England and Great Britain as well as personalised items meant for my next national match. Thank you to the district neighbourhood team who are doing everything they can to trace my car and items.

Nicola Adams