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Appeal following the theft of Usain Bolt’s trainers bought at a charity auction

 Published on: 8th January 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Police are appealing for information after a pair of signed Usain Bolt trainers were stolen from a vehicle in Watling Street, St Albans. Offender(s) had gained access to the grey BMW on December 21 between Midnight and 10am in the vicinity of the Marlborough School. The signed running shoes had been in a black frame along with a certificate of authenticity and a picture of Usain Bolt. The frame was smashed at the scene and offender(s) took the three items from within it. The owner had bought the item at a charity auction raising money for Sport for Freedom. PC Ben Kirby is investigating and said: “The item was purchased for a significant amount of money and the victim had planned to display it at home. Whilst the charity has very kindly offered to replace it, the victim is keen to see the return of the original to allow it to be auctioned again and raise further money for the charity. “If you have any information what so ever on the whereabouts of the stolen property or who may be responsible for taking them, please call me.” Anyone who has any information which would assist the investigation is asked to contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number F1/15/4554. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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