One of two Olympic bronze medals stolen from a London nightclub has been recovered, police said today.
The Metropolitan Police said ” they had been alerted today that Macleod’s medal had been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire”.
Scotland Yard later confirmed they would be reuniting Hannah with her medal once they had completed their inquiry.
Yesterday a A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the thefts and bailed until November 23.
Detective Chief Inspector James Harman said: “We are still looking to recover the second medal, and we stress that our inquiries remain active.
Two British Olympians said Wednesday that their medals were stolen — and they’ve turned to social media in an attempt to get them back.
Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah Macleod said their 2012 Olympic bronze medals, along with Partridge’s “Team GB” blazer, disappeared early Wednesday at an upmarket London nightclub.
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@2012parters, Partridge, 31, posted a CCTV image with the tweet: “Does anyone recognize this man as he may be able to help me get my@London2012 bronze medal and @TeamGB blazer back.”
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.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that it was investigating reports of a stolen Olympic medal and blazer from an event in the Mayfair area of London on Wednesday, although no arrests had been made. The force had not yet been contacted about a second stolen medal, he added.
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.
Ben Ainslie has claimed top spot after grabbing the British Olympic Association’s Athlete of the Year Trophy for Sailing, for the third time and the second consecutive year.
“The awards evening’s a great way to bring the whole team together,” said Ainslie, an afterguard member of ORACLE TEAM USA. “I think what people don’t see is all the hard work that goes on in the background making it happen – all the support staff, coaches and administrative staff.
“It’s a huge team and this evening’s a great way to really celebrate that and say thank you to everyone for all the support.”
Ainslie won silver at the 1996 Olympic Games and gold in the 2000 Summer Olympics in the Laser class. He gained some 18 kilograms (40 lb; 2 st 12 lb) and moved to the larger Finn class for the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he won gold, a feat he repeated in the 2008 and 2012 competitions.