Can you help trace these stolen war medals?


News imageWar medals stolen during a burglary in Birstall – can you help locate them?

Issued on 4/11/13 at 2:53 p.m.

Crime number: LC/04637/13-8

War medals were amongst items stolen from a house in Birstall and police are appealing to the public to help locate them.

The incident took place between 4.45pm on Monday October 28 and 7.50am on Tuesday October 29 in Paget Avenue, Birstall, the back door of the property was broken into and a number of items were stolen.

Other items stolen included a silver Pandora bracelet which had 11 charms on it including Statue of Liberty, gingerbread man and a baby’s pram, an Omega Seamaster gent’s watch, various items of jewellery and a white Samsung 10” tablet.

DC Anna Burton is investigating the incident, she said: “The war medals belonged to the victim’s late father, they’re of great sentimental value to him and he’s very keen to get them back.

“If you recognise the medals and have been approached by someone selling them or any of the other items stolen during the incident please contact us.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Paget Avenue area between last Monday evening or early hours of Tuesday morning we would like to speak to you, any information you can provide may prove useful to the investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4450 Anna Burton on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 4450. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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(Copied from Leicestershire Police Website)