Family 'very distressed' after WW1 medals stolen

These four medals were stolen during a burglary in Halton. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help in reuniting a number of sentimental medals with their owners.

Four medals from the First World War were stolen during a burglary in Halton. The medals are inscribed with the number 20034.

They are of huge sentimental value to the family and they are very distressed at their loss.

Lancashire Police

Officers are appealing to anyone with information to contact police.

They are also hoping to return some medals to relatives which were handed into police.

They were found in Lancaster on 19 December 2017, and are engraved with Pte H.L Norman MGC/15590.

These medals were handed in to the police. Credit: Lancashire Police

All World War 1 medals were issued automatically after the war either to the service person or to their legal next of kin. We therefore believe that these medals could have been lost by one of Pte Norman’s descendants or it’s possible they could have been sold and later stolen. We are keen to return both sets of medals to their owners.

PC Helen Stanley, Lancaster Police