Missing Olympic medal returned

Hockey player Hannah Macleod has got her Olympic bronze medal back. Scotland Yard said it been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire. Macleod and Alex Partridge said their medals had been stolen earlier this week.

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New plea to find stolen Olympic bronze medal

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 in the early hours of Wednesday.

Olympic rower and bronze medallist Alex Partridge. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.The sportsman is still hoping his medal will also be returned and suggested it could safely be sent to his sport's headquarters.

He tweeted: "If you have my medal please send it to British Rowing 6 Lower Mall Hammersmith London."

Hockey player 'extremely pleased' medal has been returned

Hannah Macleod said she was "extremely pleased" that her missing bronze medal had been returned, describing it as "a huge relief".

The hockey player is still hoping that Alex Partridge will also get his treasured medal back.

I am indebted to everyonewho has tweeted about it, everyone who has got in touch and who has publicisedthe situation. I can’t thank you enough. I think all of you played a part inencouraging whoever had my medal to return it.

I’m conscious that thepolice investigation is still ongoing and that Alex Partridge’s medal is yet tobe returned and I urge whoever has it to return it too.


Hunt for second missing medal continues

A Scotland Yard spokesman said officers were holding on to the medal while they continue their inquiry but that they would reuniting Hannah with her medal shortly. She was being kept fully informed of developments.

We are still looking to recover the second medal, and we stress that our inquiries remain active.

Our appeals for information stand and I take this opportunity to reiterate them - if the public can help we ask them to do so.

Alex's medal has yet to be traced, and he is understandably keen to be reunited with it as soon as possible.

– Detective Chief Inspector James Harman


Police appeal for information about missing medals

Police are appealing for information following the alleged theft of two Olympic bronze medals from Mahiki Nightclub in Mayfair, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Alex Partridge and Hannah Macleod left their jackets unattended during their time at the venue and these both went missing, along with the medals inside them, the Metropolitan Police said.

Detectives from Westminster CID are investigating both incidents and are currently analysing CCTV from the venue.

I would appeal to anyone who was in the venue in the early hours of Wednesday and saw anything suspicious to contact us - any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital to this investigation.

My team have spoken to both Olympians who are understandably desperate to be reunited with the medals they have dedicated their careers to win.

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