An "irreplaceable" pair of signed Usain Bolt's running shoes has been stolen in a burglary.

A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire.

Worn by the world record holder during the 100m heats at London’s 2012 Olympic Games, the signed trainers are part of an extensive collection built up by an unnamed fan in Derby.

They were stolen during a burglary at his house in Linton, and have not yet been recovered.

“The spikes are part of an extensive collection that I have built up over the last 10 years,” the victim said.

“There are only four or five pairs of spikes that have been signed from the London 2012 Olympics – they are absolutely irreplaceable.”

The victim did not want to be named.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with the theft from an address in Linton, Derbyshire, on June 10.

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