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Last Updated: Friday, 8 December 2006, 12:18 GMT
OAP marathon runner hit by theft
Scottish rugby player Scott Hastings with Jenny Wood Allen
Jenny Wood Allen shares a joke with rugby player Scott Hastings
A 95-year-old former marathon runner has had 700 worth of jewellery stolen from her Dundee home.

Jenny Wood Allen completed more than 30 marathons after taking up the sport as a "one-off" in 1983.

A gold oval-shaped locket on a chain, a gold bracelet and a ladies sapphire and diamond ring were stolen from her home in Dundee's Balunie Drive.

Police said the sneak-in theft occurred some time between 1300GMT and 1830 GMT on Thursday.

Superintendent Arron Duncan, Tayside Police's deputy divisional commander in Dundee, said: "Jenny Wood Allen is a well-known and much-respected member of the Dundee community and I am sure that everyone will be shocked and saddened to hear that she has fallen victim to a crime of this type.

"I am just as certain that someone will know the person who is responsible for this wicked crime and would urge them to contact the police.

"Housebreaking and theft from home addresses are invasive and distressing crimes, particularly when the stolen items have a sentimental worth that far outweighs any cash value attached to them.

"I would urge anyone who has information that could see this jewellery returned to its rightful owner to contact us immediately."

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