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Hannah Macleod's medal returned

26.10.2012
Hannah Macleod in action for Great Britain at the Investec London Cup

Following the return of Hannah Macleod's Olympic bronze medal today, the following statement has been released by Hannah.

“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.”

Hannah Macleod

Please see below a statement issued by the Met Police on Friday afternoon.

One of the Olympic Bronze medals taken while its owner was at a Mayfair club has been recovered.

Alex Partridge and Hannah Macleod, athletes at this year's Games, had left their jackets unattended whilst at Mahiki Nightclub, Dover Street
W1 in the early hours of Wednesday 24 October.

Some time later both parties realised their jackets, and the medals inside them, were gone.

On Thursday 25 October, Alex's jacket - not containing the medal - was handed into a northwest London police station.

And earlier today (Friday 26 October) police were alerted that Hannah's medal had been posted anonymously to the England Hockey Head Office in Buckinghamshire.

Her jacket has yet to be recovered.

The medal is being retained by police at this time as part of our inquiries, though we look forward to reuniting Hannah with her medal shortly. She has of course been kept fully informed.

DCI James Harman Westminster CID said: "We are still looking to recover the second medal, and we stress that our inquiries remain active.

"Our appeals for information stand and I take this opportunity to reiterate them - if the public can help we ask them to do so.

"Alex's medal has yet to be traced, and he is understandably keen to be reunited with it as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call Westminster CID on 020 7321 7650; if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Met police statement

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