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Boston hockey player Hannah Macleod's Olympic bronze medal returned

By AlexColman  |  Posted: October 26, 2012

Boston hockey player Hannah Macleod

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Lincolnshire Olympian, Hannah MacLeod has had her bronze medal returned after it was stolen from a London nightclub in the early hours of October 24.

The stolen Olympic bronze medal was posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire, according to police.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation on October 25 and held at a west London police station.

Hannah MacLeod was devastated after the medal she was presented with as part of the GB Hockey Team was taken from her jacket in Mahiki nightclub in Mayfair after a reception at Buckingham Palace.

She said: "“I’m extremely pleased to have been reunited with my medal. It’s a huge relief. I’m enormously grateful to the Metropolitan Police and in particular to DCI James Harman who has kept me informed of their investigation throughout.

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

“Given the huge impact the Olympic Games has had on London and the UK I always held hope that it would be returned but it’s still incredible to know now I have my medal back. People understand how much these medals mean to the athletes and those in the communities who have played their part in supporting us.

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

“Once again, I’d like thank everyone who has played a part.”

Rower, Alex Partridge, 31, also reported that his bronze medal missing but it has not yet been returned.

Both medals were left in their jackets, unattended.

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