First World War medals stolen in burglary

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Police have released further information about a break-in on a canal boat in the Harborough district where sentimental items were stolen.

Leicestershire and Northants police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the burglary in Theddingworth.

It happened near to Bridge 52 sometime between 6am and 6pm on Saturday, April 27, when several First World War medals were taken.

A bronze star and two coin-shaped medals were stolen with the words ‘VJ SMITH...COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMARY’ inscribed on them.

PC Adam Gamble, the investigating officer, said: “This is the third burglary of this kind that we have had reported to us since April 26 and so we are keen to speak to anyone who can help us with our enquiries.

“We would urge anyone who has information about the burglaries, or the stolen medals and coins, to get in touch so that we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with any information about items and thefts is asked to contact PC 876 Gamble on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 0876.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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