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Kadeena Cox’s stolen world championship medals handed in to police

The double Paralympic champion appealed for help on Twitter after leaving the medals in her car in Prestwich.

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Kadeena Cox, seen here with her MBE, has had two World Championship medals stolen from her car returned ( Jonathan Brady/PA)

Kadeena Cox, seen here with her MBE, has had two World Championship medals stolen from her car returned ( Jonathan Brady/PA)

Kadeena Cox, seen here with her MBE, has had two World Championship medals stolen from her car returned ( Jonathan Brady/PA)

Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox says two of her medals have been handed in to police after being stolen from her car earlier this month.

The 26-year-old from Leeds claimed gold in the T37 women’s 100metres and T35-38 4x100m relay at the 2015 World Championships in Doha.

Cox appealed for help on Twitter after leaving the medals in her car in Prestwich, Bury, while filming in London on June 8, and says they have now been recovered.

She tweeted on Wednesday: “Thank you so much to every single person that shared and retweeted my post❤️…my medals got handed into the police this morning #happykad.”

Cox became the first Briton since 1988 to win a medal in two sports at the same Games in Rio last summer.

She is prioritising athletics over cycling this year, seeking to add to her medal haul at the World Para Athletics Championships in London next month.

PA