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Rhona Martin Olympic gold medal Crimewatch plea provides leads

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Image caption Two Olympic gold medals - including Rhona Martin's - were taken in the museum raid

Police say an appeal made on Crimewatch Roadshow over the theft of Olympic gold medals from Dumfries museum has produced a positive response.

The items - including a medal won by Rhona Martin - were taken at about 22:00 on Wednesday 30 April.

The TV appeal last week featured CCTV footage of three people making their way out of the museum.

A police spokesman said they had received a number of calls which they hoped would produce "positive leads".

Thieves targeted items in a special curling exhibition at the museum, including medals from the 1924 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

'Bit of a success'

The total value of their haul has been estimated at about £34,000 although police said it was almost impossible to put a true price on Ms Martin's medal.

The appeal on the BBC programme went out last week.

"We have received a number of calls which we are actively following up just now," said a police spokesman.

"It has been a bit of a success at this stage although it is still early in our inquiries."

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