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Wigan Athletic's James McArthur has FA Cup medal stolen

James McArthur with the FA Cup Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption McArthur won the medal when Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City in 2013

Wigan Athletic and Scotland footballer James McArthur has been left "devastated" after his FA Cup winners' medal was stolen in a burglary.

The medal, which McArthur won when the Latics beat Manchester City in 2013, was taken along with two wedding rings from his home in Wigan between 20 and 26 May.

He said losing the rings was "awful" as he was due to get married soon.

Police said the offenders may try to sell the medal.

Det Con Kevin Telford asked anyone who is offered it to contact police.

The items were of "huge sentimental value" to the footballer and his partner and while the rings can be replaced, the medal is something that cannot, he added.

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