Friday, 28 November 2014

Police Hunt Cowards Who Snatched Late War Hero's Medals

Heartless burglars raided an 82 year-old pensioner's home and snatched her late father's WW1 and WW2 medals the day before Remembrance Sunday.
The burglary occurred between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on Saturday November 8 at a residential address in Shoreham Way, Bromley.
A quantity of cash was also stolen.

Three medals were stolen, two from World War 1 and one from World War 2.

The two First World War medals were on ribbons, with at least one engraved with the name H. A. SYMS around the edge.

The Second World War medal had a red and blue ribbon, and was in a small box with a letter personally signed by the Queen.

The first two medals were awarded to the victim’s father in the First World War, after he was very badly wounded.
Her father continued his work as a Civil Servant during the Second World War and was awarded the second medal.

Detective Constable Claire White from Bromley Police Burglary Squad said “The victim is 82-years-old and has regularly worn her Father’s medals to Remembrance Day parades.
“The victim is understandably very distraught that her father’s medals have been taken as they mean so much to her”. 

Officers from the Burglary Squad based at Bromley Police Station investigate. 

Anyone with information, or who has been offered the medals to buy, is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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