London 2012 - Man arrested after British Olympic medal theft

A man has been arrested after two of Britain's London 2012 heroes had their medals stolen at an event in London, after attending a celebration with the Queen.

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Hannah Macleod and Alex Partridge

Rower Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah Macleod, who won bronze medals as part of the men's rowing eight and women's hockey team respectively, had their gongs pinched from an event in London's Mayfair on Wednesday night.

Partridge also had his Team GB Olympic blazer stolen from the event in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The pair had been part of a party of athletes going to the central London event following the London 2012 medallists' reception at Buckingham Palace earlier in the evening, a glittering occasion that saw not just the Queen but also the Duke of Edinburgh, Duchess of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and London 2012 chief Lord Coe in attendance.

Patridge's jacket was handed in to a London police station on Thursday morning, although his medal was not.

Police have now confirmed the arrest of a 29-year-old man in conjunction with the thefts.

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