A MAN has been arrested by police investigating the theft of Alex Partridge’s London 2012 Olympic bronze medal.
The 29-year-old was questioned by the Met yesterday after the medal was reported missing two days earlier.
Leander Club rower Partridge, 31, had been celebrating at a bar in Mayfair on Tuesday night after a Buckingham Palace reception for London 2012 athletes.
He realised his Team GB jacket containing the medal he won in the GB eight at Dorney Lake and pin badges from previous Games had been stolen.
GB hockey player Hannah Macleod had her bronze medal stolen on the same night.
Partridge’s jacket was handed in at a north-west London police station yesterday morning but it did not contain the medal.
Det Chief Insp James Harman said: “My team have spoken to both Olympians who are understandably desperate to be reunited with the medals they dedicated their careers to win. If you know who is responsible or where the medals are, please call us.”
On Thursday, Partridge tweeted: “Delighted to hear news that leads are being followed up but no news on @hannahmacleod6 and my medals. If you know anything please get in touch.”
Earlier, he wrote: “The Met are doing a great job and following up on all our leads but massive thank you to everyone else for spreading the word.”