Andy Murray’s gold postbox knocked down by car in hometown

A postbox painted gold in honour of Andy Murray’s 2012 Olympics triumph has been knocked down by a car.

Pictures on social media showed the vehicle beside the postbox lying on the ground in the tennis star’s hometown of Dunblane.

One eyewitness told PA the car “rolled back and knocked the post box out”.

Judy Murray
Judy Murray previously pictured with the postbox (Whyler Photos/Royal Mail/PA)

A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: “We’re aware that the Andy Murray gold postbox has been knocked down and will look to reinstate it as soon as possible.”

Murray beat Roger Federer to win gold at Wimbledon in the London 2012 games with other Team GB athletes including Sir Chris Hoy also receiving the honour of a painted postbox.

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