Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has said thieves broke into her home and stole her medals.
The gold medallist from the 2008 games in Beijing said on her Twitter page she was in “absolute pieces”.
In absolute pieces. Some bastards have broken into my house and stolen my Olympic medals!!! Something I will never be able to replace!
— Rebecca Adlington (@BeckAdlington) August 19, 2013
Within hours of the theft the medals were discovered, but a car belonging to her partner is still missing.
Medals have been found. I’m so relieved. They’ve been in house and stolen Harry’s car and got keys. I’m just glad no one has got hurt.
— Rebecca Adlington (@BeckAdlington) August 20, 2013