Posted on 15th June 2018
A pair of irreplaceable running shoes, worn by Usain Bolt during his world record breaking London 2012 campaign, has been stolen from a house in Linton, Derbyshire, on June 10.
The spikes, a pair of white, blue and red Puma Evosprints, were signed by the track superstar after they were used in a heat of the 100 meters at London 2012.
Bolt, who won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at London 2012, retired from the track following the 2017 World Championship in London last summer.
The victim, who does not wish to be named, said: “The spikes are part of an extensive collection that I have built-up over the last ten years. There are only four or five pairs of spikes that have been signed from the London 2012 Olympics - they are absolutely irreplaceable.”
Christopher Fletcher, 35, of no fixed abode, has been charged and remanded to prison in relation to this incident along with a further nine burglary offences.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the shoes please call us on the 101 number with reference 18*100757.
Alternatively you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.