Arrest over Olympic athlete Andy Turner's home burglary

Andy Turner with a gold medal

A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary at the Nottinghamshire home of Olympic athlete Andy Turner.

The 33-year-old hurdler's house in Nottingham Road, Hucknall, was broken into on 7 November while he was at his mother's funeral.

His phone and laptop, containing photos of his mother, and car had been taken. The car was later found in Bilborough.

Nottinghamshire Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.

The man has been bailed pending further inquiries, a force spokeswoman said.

She added that "no property, other than the car, has been recovered".

Turner's 58-year-old mother, Yvonne, died on 29 October.

On social networking site Twitter, Turner wrote he was "absolutely devastated" about the burglary.

"It's hard enough having to bury your mum but to [be] burgled the same day and have your prize possessions stolen. Gutted," he added.

The Nottingham-born athlete is the third fastest British sprint hurdler of all time behind Colin Jackson and Tony Jarrett.

He won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and European Athletics Championships in 2010.

He also took bronze in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.

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