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Blind veteran's war medals lost at service station

A blind war veteran from Stockport is appealing for the return of his Second World War medals lost at a motorway service station.

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  1. Rob Smith, ITV News

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Blind D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow (right), 96, who lost his medals at a motorway service station Credit: Press Association.

A 96-year-old war veteran says he's overwhelmed by the way the public have responded after his military medals disappeared at a motorway service station.

Alfred Barlow, who is blind, fought on the beaches of Normandy 70-years-ago.

He tearfully appealed for help to find them, and the actor Hugh Grant even offered a reward.

Today Mr Barlow was presented with a replacement set of medals - medals he says he will be happy to hand them down to his grandson.

Our correspondent Rob Smith reports.

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