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Police appeal following theft of World War 2 medals in New Mills

Posted on 20th January 2014

Police are appealing for information following the theft of sentimental valuables from a house in New Mills.

Overnight between 5pm on Wednesday, January 8 and 12 noon on Thursday, January 9, offenders gained entry to a property on Sundown Close, New Mills.  

Offenders forced open the rear window to the house and stole items including a sentimental pocket watch made by Hebdomas and World War 2 medals belonging to the victim and his family. 

PCSO Lee Baker from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This crime has caused a lot of distress for this family and we are working hard to track down the criminals and bring them to justice.  

“Sentimental items were taken from the couple’s family home, including medals from one of the victims who served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and a Hebdomas pocket watch.

“I cannot sympathise with the family enough and sadly one of the victim's has passed away since the crime. I urge anyone with any information, or may have committed the crime to get in touch and help return the items to this family.”

Other items were taken during the burglary including a diamante style necklace, four gold chains, a pearl necklace, diamond necklace and two crystal necklaces.

One of the World War 2 medals belonged to the victim’s brother who died at the age of 21 after being shot down serving his country. 

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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