Swimmer Rebecca Adlington was 'in pieces' last night after fearing her Olympic medals had been stolen during a raid...
Rebecca Adlington has spoken of her ‘relief,’ after finding her Olympic medals safe and sound, following a break-in at her home.
The 24-year-old took to Twitter yesterday evening to reveal she was ‘in pieces’ after learning of the burglary at her Manchester address.
‘In absolute pieces,’ she wrote. ‘Some bastards have broken into my house and stolen my Olympic medals!!! Something I will never be able to replace!’.
As the topic begun trending on Twitter, she added: ‘To anyone replying ‘haha’ or ‘lol’ you have obviously never worked hard for something to then have someone break into your home to take them.’
Just minutes later, the retired swimmer returned to the social networking to update fans, telling them that she was ‘so relieved’ to hear her medals were untouched.
‘Medals have been found. I’m so relieved,’ she wrote. ‘They’ve been in house and stolen Harry’s car and got keys. I’m just glad no one has got hurt.’
She finished: ‘Thank you all for the concern. The main thing I know is were safe. Life is more precious. Xxxxx’
Yesterday, Greater Manchester Police confirmed a car had been stolen, and said they were still looking into the incident.
‘A laptop and a black Audi A3 were stolen from the house. Nothing else was taken,’ a spokesman said.
‘Enquiries are ongoing.’
The break-in came as Rebecca Adlington enjoyed an evening out in London, with friends and fiancé Harry Needs.
Just last week, she shared pictures from a getaway to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. ‘Sad to be leaving Palm Island 🙁 Such a beautiful place! A week in London before home! #noplacelikehome,’ she wrote.
The swimmer has amassed a whopping 35 medals during her swimming career, including two Olympic gold, won in Beijing, and two bronze won at London 2012.