Medals thought to have been stolen from a war veteran on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings have been found. They were discovered at his home in Whetstone in north London.
92-year-old Dixie Dean originally thought the medals were taken during a burglary after a conman claiming to represent a water company knocked his door and said he needed to check the water pressure.
He was allowed in and appeared to look at the taps in the kitchen before leaving a short while later.
Scotland Yard says other items were taken from Dixie Dean's home and they are still hunting a for a man who struck on Friday morning as veterans and world leaders gathered in Normandy to pay tribute to those who fought and died in the D-Day landings in 1944.
– Metropolitan Police
Officers investigating a burglary at the Barnet home of a 92-year-old war veteran can confirm that his medals have been found today, Wednesday, June 11.
Items of jewellery and the suspect remain outstanding.
Dixie Dean spoke to ITV News shortly after believing the medals had vanished. He said they were 'irreplaceable'