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Appeal to find World War Two medals stolen during burglary in Leyland

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

We are appealing for information after a number of Second World War medals were stolen in Leyland.

We were called at around 11.15am on Wednesday 3rd January following reports of a burglary in Southlands Drive.

Between 9.25am and 11.05am, offenders have gained entry into the house and taken two safes which included jewellery, cash and medals, similar to the one pictured below, which were awarded for bravery during World War Two.

We are appealing for information and the return of the items.

DC Dave Hanna, of the South Burglary Team, said: ‘This is a truly despicable and shameful crime.

We are urging anyone who has seen the medals, or knows where they are, to come forward.

“These items are of enormous sentimental value and we want the medals returned as soon as possible.’

Anyone with information can contact 101, quoting the log number 0398 of 3rd January 2023 or email [email protected]