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Burglars steal war medals from veteran's widow

A picture of some of the medals Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 90-year-old widow has been robbed of her husband's war medals during a burglary in West London.

Police in Hillingdon are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft. It took place some time between 8th February and 15th February. Cash was also stolen.

During the burglary, six naval World War II medals were taken. Some of the medals have 'W ELLIS 598200' engraved on the edge.

Detective Constable Lisa Coker, from Hillingdon CID, said: "The victim is understandably distraught that her husband's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her. These medals are a reminder of the sacrifice her husband made during the war and the brave man that he was.

"I urge anyone with information, or if you have been offered these medals to buy, to contact me."

Man in critical condition following quad bike accident in Hayes

A man is in a critical condition following a quad bike collision. Police were called to Lansbury Drive, Hayes, yesterday afternoon where they found a 19-year-old man suffering serious injuries. Police believe the man lost control of his quad bike, crashed into a wall and was thrown from the bike.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital by the London air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition. Police are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the crash. No arrests have been made.


Tesco puts petrol into diesel tanks in Hayes

Tesco has apologised to customers after petrol was put into diesel tanks at the firm's petrol station in Hayes.

A spokeswoman for Tesco said: "We are sorry to the small number of customers affected by this mistake.

"As soon as the mistake was spotted both tanks were taken out of service and we are working with the affected customers to resolve any problems.”

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