Henley: Olympic Rower Has Medal Taken
25 October 2012, 07:52
Two of Britain's Olympic winners, including an athlete from Oxfordshire, have reportedly had their medals stolen, just hours after the Queen hosted an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate London 2012.
Rower Alex Partridge from Henley and hockey star Hannah Macleod have appealed for information on Twitter to find their Olympic bronze medals which they think were taken in the early hours of yesterday morning.
31-year-old Partridge who won bronze as part of the men's eight rowing team, tweeted that his Olympic blazer as well as his medal had been stolen from an event in Mayfair in central London.
28-year-old Macleod who achieved bronze at London 2012 after Team GB's women's hockey team beat New Zealand also wrote on the site: "My medal was also stolen at the same time. Totally devastated.''
Scotland Yard confirmed it was investigating reports of a stolen Olympic medal and blazer from an event in Mayfair. However the force had not yet been contacted about a second stolen medal, a Metropolitan police spokesman said.