Hucknall hurdler calls for heartless burglars to be caught

Great Britain's Andy Turner in action during the mens 60 metres Hurdles final during the Aviva International at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 28, 2012. See PA story ATHLETICS Glasgow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Great Britain's Andy Turner in action during the mens 60 metres Hurdles final during the Aviva International at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 28, 2012. See PA story ATHLETICS Glasgow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hucknall Olympic hero Andy Turner is calling for the burglars to be caught who broke into home while he was at his mother’s funeral.

The sprint hurdler took to Twitter to say his home had been targeted by burglars.

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

“Can’t believe these people could do this on a day like today, please help catch them,”

Turner’s 58-year-old mother, Yvonne, died on 29th October.

In another tweet, Turner (33) said he was “absolutely devastated”, he added.

The Nottingham-born athlete is the third fastest British sprint hurdler of all time behind Colin Jackson and Tony Jarrett, and won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and European Athletics Championships in 2010.

He also took bronze in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.