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Appeal for information after valuable medals are stolen from a stately home

Posted on 17th August 2018

Officers investigating a high value theft from Kedleston Hall are appealing for the public’s help to locate the missing items.

On Wednesday, August 15 it was reported that a locked cabinet was broken into and nine gold commemorative medals were stolen from the National Trust property Kedleston Hall.

The medals were forcibly taken from a secure case on the ground floor of the hall.

Fiona Messham, Head of House and Collections at the property stated: “It’s incredibly sad that someone would steal such precious and significant objects. We’re working closely with the police to investigate and reviewing CCTV footage whilst implementing extra measures to ensure the security of the rest of the collection and wider property.

PC Julie Pearson who is investigating said: “This is an unusual theft of a number of high value, sentimental items.

“We are appealing to the public and in particular antiques dealers to contact us if they see any of these items, or if anyone tries to sell them on.”

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000387440 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Julie Pearson, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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