Double Paralympic champ Kadeena Cox has £30k Jaguar stolen after thieves break into her house while she sleeps
DOUBLE Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox had her £30,000 care stolen after raiders broke into her house while she slept.
Cox, who won two golds at Rio 2016, was sound asleep when burglars entered her Manchester pad, swiped the keys and then drove off in the Jaguary E Pace.
The world champion cyclist and track runner woke up to find her motor had disappeared so informed police straight away.
Cox wrote on Twitter: “Last night 2 vile guys broke into my house while I was asleep, stole my keys, and my car from Prestwich. It’s a black Jaguar E pace.”
Fortunately, the 28-year-old had a tracker fitted on the car and it was later discovered dumped in another part of the city.
But it is the second time Cox has fallen victim to criminals – after a pair of her world championship medals were taken in 2017.
She told the MEN: “I got the car back.
“It was recovered in Radcliffe. It has a tracker on it and the police found it.
“The two people who took it were caught on CCTV. It was probably a good thing I was asleep.
“I got my medals back as well – they were handed in anonymously at a police station.
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“Thankfully, there was no damage to my car. I think they took it then parked it up to see if anyone came for it as they may have suspected it had a tracking device on it.”
Cox became a household name three years ago when she became won gold in two sports at the same Paralympics in Brazil – on the bike and then on the track.
The Brit suffered a stroke at the age of 23 and then went on to be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.