UPDATE: Man arrested after Olympic medal theft

UPDATE: Man arrested after Olympic medal theft

Annabel Howard

UPDATE: Man arrested after Olympic medal theft
A man has been arrested after Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead had her medal stolen

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man this afternoon after two bronze medals were stolen last night in London.

The suspect is being held at a west London police station.

Hockey Olympian Hannah Macleod, 28, from Maidenhead, and silver medallist Alex Partridge, 31, were in Mahiki Nightclub in London with Team GB last night when their jackets and bronze medals disappeared.

Rower, Alex, from Henley, was reunited with his jacket at 11.30am this morning when it was handed into a northwest London police station.

Police have said that both athletes had left their jackets unattended while in the club and it was after returning they realised their belongings were missing.

Police detectives are still trying to trace both medals and Hannah's jacket and are using CCTV from the venue.

Detective Chief Inspector James Harman said: "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."

Witnesses can phone Westminster CID on 0207 3217650 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

UPDATE: Friday October 26: 10am: Police previously said they had arrested a 29-year-old man but have today confirmed that the man is actually 31-years-old. He has been bailed pending further investigation.

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