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29 May 2014

James McArthur has FA Cup Winners Medal stolen during burglary

Latics’ Scotland international James McArthur has sent out a plea for information after his FA Cup Winners’ medal, his wedding rings for his upcoming marriage and many other personal items were stolen during a burglary at his Wigan home this week.

Sometime between Tuesday 20 May and Monday 26 May 2014, offenders broke into McArthur’s house and personal items including two wedding rings and an FA Cup medal from last year’s win over Manchester City.

James said: "I am devastated, as is my fiancee. The medal is priceless for me and this is a real blow to us to happen just before the wedding. They ripped through the house and took virtually everything of value. – it is very upsetting.

“I would just like to appeal to anybody who has any information to help the police."

DC Kevin Telford said: “Understandably, James and his family are devastated someone has broken into their private property and stolen their possessions.

“Not only has an FA Cup medal been stolen but two rings that were going to be used in Mr McArthur’s wedding. They are of huge sentimental value to them and while the rings can be replaced, the medal is something that cannot.

“It is unlikely the offenders will keep hold of the medal and may try to sell it on.  Obviously, it is unusual for such an item to come on the market so I would ask anyone who is offered the medal or who has any information as to where the items are, to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

(FA Cup medal pictured below)

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