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Ben Proud relief as burglars miss medals

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Image caption Proud thanked followers for their support after the raid

Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Ben Proud was relieved when burglars left behind his medals during a raid over the Christmas period.

Swimmer Proud, 20, discovered his home in Plymouth, Devon, had been burgled when he returned from a break.

"Good news is that my Commonwealth medals are still in safe keeping!" he tweeted. "Gotta take the good from the bad!"

Two Omega and Tag Heur watches worth £5,000 were stolen.

Proud also said burglars took an expensive camera, Playstations and computer equipment in the raid he discovered had happened when he returned on Saturday night.

He tweeted earlier: "Thanks everyone for your concerns! Not the best thing to have happen, but what's done is done! A little reminder for everyone to stay safe :)."

London-born Proud won gold in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle and helped Team England to a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow over the summer.

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Image caption Ben Proud won gold medals in butterfly and freestyle disciplines at the Commonwealth Games

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