LONDON, October 27 – GB striker Hannah Macleod has had her stolen Olympic Games bronze medal returned anonymously in the post.
Macleod and fellow London 2012 Olympian, rower Alex Partridge had their Oympic blazers, with the medals in the pockets, taken from Mayfair nightclub Mahiki on Wednesday after attending a reception at Buckingham Place.
Partridge’s jacket was handed in at a north-west London police station on Thursday but not the medal. Macleod’s medal was posted to England Hockey at Bisham Abbey, arriving on Friday.
Macleod 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.”