Twitter appeal launched after Team GB Olympic medals stolen

A Twitter appeal has been launched after the medals were stolen during Mayfair celebrations

Olympic rower Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah Macleod have taken to Twitter in an attempt to get their bronze medals returned after they were taken during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The British duo were out celebrating in Mayfair after a special reception with the Queen at Buckingham Palace when the medals, one of which was in Partridge’s specially-designed blazer, were removed from the club.

Partridge tweeted: ‘To the chap who took my @London2012 Olymic Blazer & Medal last night The police have u on CCTV Please return it to 6 Lower Mall Hammersmith.’ (sic)

McLeod added: ‘My medal was also stolen at the same time. Totally devastated.’

Speaking to BBC Sport of the missing honour, Partridge said: ‘I always say to people ‘it’s not about the medal, it’s about the journey’ but I guess you don’t appreciate the value of it until it’s not there.’

The police have released a picture of the suspect male caught on CCTV, and are requesting that anyone with information call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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