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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

D-Day Veteran: I feel 'distraught' at Brexit

A veteran who fought in the Second World War has told ITV News that Brexit has left him with the same "sinking feeling" he experienced when Britain declared war on Germany in 1939.

Eric Jay from Bristol used Facebook to beg Britain not to vote to leave, saying he didn't fight for disunity.

In the run up to the referendum Eric used Facebook to share his views. Credit: Eric Jay/ Facebook

After the result was declared, the 91 year old said he was feeling it "very acutely".

He added that he feels the future has become more uncertain.

I haven't seen any plan that they've got for the future - we just don't know.

We've had a lot of nonsense about getting our country back, absolute rubbish, I just don't know what the Brexit-eers are going to do.

– Eric Jay, veteran and remain campaigner

War veterans awarded France's highest military honour in North Devon

George Laity, formerly of 231st Brigade, stands to receive his medal Credit: ITV News West Country

Veterans who took part in the D-Day Landings have been awarded France's highest military honour for helping to liberate France from the Nazis during the Second World War.

Dennis Small, former Royal Marine, is congratulated by the French Honorary Consul Credit: ITV News West Country

Former Royal Navy seaman Len Husband, Royal Marine Clifford Coates, Royal Marine Dennis Small and George Laity, of the Devonshire Regiment received the prestigious Legion d’honneur from French Honorary Consul, Alain Sibiril at RMB Chivenor in North Devon.

Clifford Coates, formerly of 41 Commando, receives his honour Credit: ITV News West Country

Former Royal Navy sailor Norman Johns was decorated with the award posthumously. A relative of fellow seaman Bob Harding attended on his behalf. The men are the latest set of veterans to be awarded the medal since French President Francois Hollande promised to honour all Brits who had served in France during the Second World War.

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