Olympian Macleod is reunited with medal

Macleod (centre) with her medal.
Macleod (centre) with her medal.

Olympic star Hannah Macleod said it was a ‘huge relief’ to be reunited with her bronze medal.

The Team GB women’s hockey hockey player - who was born in Boston - realised her jacket and medal had been taken last Wednesday, as she partied at London’s Mahiki nightclub in Mayfair.

She was one of a number of Olympians out celebrating following a reception at Buckingham Palace earlier that day.

British Rower Alex Partridge also had his jacket taken, but is yet to discover the fate of his medal, which was inside.

But after a nationwide appeal, Macleod’s medal was posted to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire.

“I am extremely pleased to be reunited with my medal,” Macleod said.

“Given the huge impact the Olympic Games has had on London and the UK, I always held hope that it would be returned, but it is still incredible to know I have my medal back.

“I am indebted to everyone who has tweeted about it, got in touch or who has publicised the situation.

“I can’t thank you enough.”

Macleod and fellow Leicester player Crista Cullen are both Boston-born players who helped Team GB finish third on the ‘Smurf Turf’ pitches at London 2012.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “(On Friday) police were alerted that Hannah’s medal had been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office.

“Her jacket has yet to be recovered.”