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Olympic Sprinter Andy Turner Burgled While At His Mum's Funeral

14/08/2014 16:55 | Updated 22 May 2015

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Olympic sprint hurdler Andy Turner has been left 'devastated' after his home was burgled while he was at his mother's funeral.

Andy took to Twitter to express his disgust over the break-in at his Nottinghamshire home, explaining that he was targeted on an extremely difficult day for his family.

His mum Yvonne died last month aged just 58.

He tweeted: "Whilst at the function, we were burgled and everything was stolen including my car, laptop, phone plus loads of other stuff."

In another tweet, Andy added that he was 'absolutely devastated' and implored the public to help bring the burglars to justice.

"Can't believe these people could do this on a day like today, please help catch them," he wrote.

The Olympic star also spoke of the break-in on BBC Radio Nottingham and said that despite it happening when people were aware he was not at home, he did not regret publicising his mother's funeral on social networking sites.

He said: "My mum would have wanted people at the funeral so we put it out there on Facebook and Twitter. It's absolutely horrific that it's happened during my mum's funeral."

Andy 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, and took bronze in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.

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