World war two medals have been stolen from a house in Workington.
It happened on Sunday 25th November while the occupant was out. Three medals were stolen and they have a high sentimental value to the victim.
Police are appealing for any information which would assist in recovering the medals for return to their owner.
Anyone with information should call DC 1829 Tim Carr or any member of Workington CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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