Usain Bolt tweets over running shoes stolen in Croydon

Signed and framed Usain Bolt running shoes Image copyright Met Police
Image caption The signed shoes are worth about £20,000 and were taken from a commercial premises

Olympic champion Usain Bolt has tweeted his 3.3 million followers after running shoes he signed were stolen in Croydon.

The orange Puma shoes, worth about £20,000, were framed with a photo of the six-time Olympic gold medallist.

Scotland Yard said the items were taken from an industrial site on Gloucester Road, Croydon, between 26-28 April.

The athlete tweeted: "I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes ..I know u going to return it. Right?"

Image copyright Usain Bolt
Image caption Usain Bolt said he would be sending a new signed pair of his running shoes

The Jamaican sprinter later said he would be sending a new signed pair.

He tweeted: "Only natural I sign sum spikes after one of my overly excited fan stole that one..FedEx straight to London later."

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

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