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Usain Bolt appeals for return of signed running shoes

Usain Bolt has appealed for the safe return of a pair of running shoes that were stolen in Croydon.

The shoes, signed by the man himself, and framed for display with a photo of the sprinter, are valued at around £20,000.

The six-time Olympic champion tweeted:

Usain Bolt signed running shoes worth £20K stolen

A pair of running shoes signed by six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt were among the items stolen during a burglary.

The orange Puma running shoes, signed by Bolt and framed for display with a photo of the sprinter after he set a new world record in 2009, are valued at around £20,000.

Shoes signed by six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt Credit: Metropolitan Police

The shoes were among the items stolen during a burglary at a commercial premises on an industrial estate in Gloucester Road, Croydon.

Police believe the offence took place between 10.30pm on Saturday 26 April and 5.45am on Monday 28 April.

Officers have urged anyone with information who has been offered the item to purchase to contact Croydon CID on 0203 276 2287.


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Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Usain Bolt won three gold medals at the Olympics last year. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Judge considers verdict in Usain Bolt bottle-thrower trial

The judge in the case of a man who got into the men's Olympic 100m final without a ticket and then hurled a bottle at Usain Bolt and his rivals has retired to consider his verdict.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area after getting into the stadium, Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London has heard.

He then starting shouting: Usain, I want you to lose. Usain, you are bad, you are an ****hole", before throwing the bottle.

Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games Credit: Reuters

Bolt went on to win the race on August 5 in 9.63 seconds.

Mr Gill-Webb was sectioned after his first court appearance and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

His defence lawyer, Rhiannon Crimmins, said: "He would not have acted in this way but for his illness."

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