STOLEN pairs of Adidas and Puma boots signed by Jermain Defoe and Glen Kamara which were due to be auctioned for charity have been recovered by police thanks to an anonymous tip-off. 

The items were taken when a car was broken into in Glasgow's West End, but other items are yet to be found, resulting in police making a renewed appeal. 

More than £3,000 of memorabilia including signed Rangers tops and boots and a set of golf clubs were stolen on Saturday, October 2, when an Audi A6 car was broken into in the Dowanhill area of the city between 11pm and 1.15am on Sunday, October 3.

A number of items were recovered on November 18 in the city, including the signed Jermain Defoe and Glen Kamara boots. 

It is not known exactly what items the police are still looking for but in October the force said the theft included two bespoke white Rangers football tops with a distinctive ‘THANK YOU’ above the badge, a pair of goalkeeper gloves signed by Allan McGregor and a black and grey Callaway Chev 14+ golf bag containing golf clubs.

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Detective Sergeant Larry Dempsey of the Greater Glasgow Community Investigation Unit said: "Clearly the remaining items are still in circulation and we would again appeal for any information in relation to the original theft and the whereabouts of any outstanding items.

“These recovered items were to be auctioned with the aim of raising funds for the NHS and as such will be returned to the owner for that purpose.

“Anyone with further information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 3149 of 3 October. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”