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Three reported over curling medal raid on Dumfries museum

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Image caption Two Olympic gold medals - including Rhona Martin's - were taken in the museum raid

Three men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with a break-in to a museum, in which Rhona Martin's Olympic gold medal was stolen.

The Scottish curler put up a "substantial" reward for its return following the raid on Dumfries Museum.

Police Scotland said they have not yet located some of the property, including the medal won at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.

The haul was estimated to be worth a total of £34,000.

It included an Olympic medal stolen won by William Jackson at the inaugural Winter Olympics at Chamonix in 1924.

Four curling club medals and a historic silver casket were also taken during the robbery in April last year.

Det Insp Bryan Lee said: "Whilst we are able to submit a report against these men to the Crown, we are continuing to make enquiries into the whereabouts of some of the outstanding property stolen in the break-in.

"At this stage some property remains outstanding, including the 2002 Winter Olympic gold medal belonging to Rhona Martin MBE.

"The reward offered still stands and we would be only too happy to receive a call which might help us recover these items."

He confirmed that three men, aged 31, 25 and 23, have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

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