More than 60 war medals stolen in Barnsley burglary

Some of the medals date back to the First World War Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A police appeal has been launched after more than 60 war medals, including some from World War One, were stolen from a home in Barnsley.

South Yorkshire Police say a burglar entered a house on Hill Street through the back door between 3pm and 9pm on Friday 18 February.

Between 60 and 70 war medals were stolen, worth around £12,000.

The stolen medal collection is worth around £12,000

Some of the medals belonged to the victim's grandfather who served in World War One.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the items for sale or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.

Anyone who has information is urged to call 101.