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World war II medals stolen in Gloucestershire

The owners are extremely upset at their loss Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A set of World War II medals have been stolen during a burglary in Gloucestershire over the weekend.

It happened between 5.30pm on Friday 16 September and 7pm on Saturday 17 September when offenders broke into a home on Meade King Grove in Woodmancote.

Officers say the medals are of sentimental value to the victims who are very upset that they have been taken.

  • Anyone who can help locate them should call police on 101 quoting incident 419 of 17 September

Sentimental items taken in daylight robbery

This St John's Ambulance Long Service medal was stolen from a home in Trowbridge. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are trying to track down precious medals stolen from a home in Trowbridge.

The St John’s Ambulance medals are of great sentimental value and were taken along with other inherited pieces of jewellery in the smash and grab raid on the house in Silver Street on Sunday.

This St John's Ambulance Serving Sister of the Order medal was taken in the burglary in Trowbridge. Credit: Wiltshire Police

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Duchess of Cornwall presents medals at Bulford

Duchess of Cornwall presents medals at Bulford Credit: ITV News West Country

The Duchess of Cornwall is due to present service medals to soldiers who have recently returned to Wiltshire from Afghanistan.

The Duchess is Royal Colonel of 4th Battalion The Rifles, which is based at Bulford. The troops arrived back in October after a six month tour serving with Task Force Helmand.

Treasure trove of suspected stolen goods found in Torbay

A suspected cache of stolen goods including war medals, family photos and engraved memorabilia has been discovered in Torquay. Police are now appealing for information as they try to trace the owners of the items, many of which are believed to have huge sentimental worth.

Suspected stolen war medals Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Among the items are eight medals, including four dress medals and four originals for long service, a campaign medal for Northern Ireland and Borneo, service in Palestine between 1945 and 1948 and a Royal Army RAMC between 1939 and 1945 belonging to Sgt A Flemming.

Suspected stolen goods Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

DC Jason Metcalfe said the items had been seized by officers after they carried out warrants at an address in Watcombe and then on Woodlands Industrial Estate in April and May.

He said: “An amount of items and drugs were seized at the first address. Working on intelligence gathered and following other inquiries we then located a storage container and when we executed a warrant there we found a number of what we believe to be stolen items".

War memorabilia and family photographs Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man in his 50s was arrested and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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