Three First World War medals stolen in burglary

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A 61-YEAR-OLD woman was the victim of a burglary which saw three First World War medals and other items were stolen from her Bletchley home last Tuesday.

Between 1pm and 4pm the burglars smashed open the rear patio door of a house along Lennox Road to gain entry.

On returning home, the 61-year-old found her house completely ransacked and a number of items stolen including a pink iPod, a black HP laptop computer, individual gemstones, 100 euros in cash, a silver Nikon camera and three medals.

The medals were marked “WW1 - THE BATTLE OF SOMME”, and had the multi coloured bar across them. One of the medals was round and silver with a picture of cavalry on it and the name FW ORGLES written down the side of each.

PC Emma Bell from Milton Keynes station said: “The medals being stolen is very distressing for the victim as they are a family heirloom, which she hoped to pass down to her grandson.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity along Lennox Road on Tuesday afternoon to contact police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered medals or other items fitting the above description.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Bell via the Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, please call the Crimestoppers chairty on 0800 555 111.