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Monday, 25 May 2015

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War medals stolen in Hexham burglary

PRECIOUS war medals have been stolen in a burglary in Hexham.

Stolen war medal

The theft took place between when a house on Hallstile Bank was broken into between August 8 and August 15.

The haul included World War Two medals belonging to the victim's late father, who served with the Royal Army Service Corp and was a Normandy veteran.

They were a 1939-45 Star, an Africa Star, an Italy Star, a France and Germany Star, a Defence Medal, a World War Two Medal and a General Service Medal.

Also stolen was a platinum wedding ring and an engagement ring.

Det. Con. John Daniels, from Northumbria Police, said: "These stolen war medals are of sentimental value to the victim as they belonged to his late father.

"At a time when we are remembering war heroes during the centenary of the First World War it's beyond belief that someone would steal something so precious.

"I'd appeal for anyone who knows of their whereabouts or who has information about the burglary to get in touch with us."