Police appeal: have you been offered Olympic medal?

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People are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for a 1948 London Olympics medal that was snatched during a break-in.

The medal, which was given to all competitors taking part in the Games, was taken during a burglary in Wick Road, Wigginton.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered the medal for sale and also a wedding ring engraved with ‘Love Christiann’.

The medal and ring were taken from the house between Saturday, April 27 and Monday, May 6, when offenders forced their way through a window. They also took several other items of jewellery.

Assistant investigator Kevin Deudon, from the Hemel Hempstead local crime unit, said: “As well as being of great sentimental value to their owners, these items are unusual and distinctive.

“If you have been offered them for sale recently or know anything about this burglary, I’d like to speak to you as soon as possible. You may have important information that helps us catch those responsible.”

Herts Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D3/13/222 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.