Officers from British Transport Police in Cardiff helped keep one Team GB fan’s Olympic dream alive when she was reunited with her precious tickets.
The 25-year-old woman was travelling from Swansea to London to see the Olympic heavyweight boxing the following day. When she arrived at Paddington she realised her suitcase – which contained her tickets – had been stolen.
Sergeant Mark Jones takes up the story: ‘A South Wales Police CCTV operator observed a man near the Millennium Stadium rummaging through a suitcase. Officers attended and arrested the 31-year-old man for theft. SWP then got in touch with us and we established that a woman, upon arrival at Paddington, had just reported her suitcase stolen. Our officer liaised with the victim and confirmed all the property had been recovered.’
Police officers were able to reunite the victim with her property including the all-important tickets. ‘She was able to attend the Olympic boxing and was very thankful for everyone’s help.’