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James Cracknell becomes victim of camera theft

Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell has become the victim of a camera theft, with £20,000 of items stolen from his London home while his family slept upstairs.

Cracknell, who is a double Olympic gold medallist, was in hospital having tests on a brain injury when thieves broke into his property on Wednesday night (December 4th).

Among the items taken in the raid were four bicycles, but Cracknell stated that he was most distressed about the loss of the camera.

"I am especially upset about a camera which has gone containing irreplaceable family photos," he said.

Cracknell's wife Beverley Turner, a sports presenter, added that she is grateful the couple's three children, aged two, four and ten, were unhurt.

Police are now investigating the theft of a red and white Pinarello Prince bicycle, as well as three top-of-the-range black and white Merida mountain bikes.

Cracknell may be able to replace the stolen items by claiming on his cycle insurance and camera insurance policies if police are unable to trace the culprits.

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