War medals of huge sentimental value stolen in burglary in Lincolnshire

Medals from the First World War and the Second World War have been stolen in a burglary in Spalding. Intruders broke into a property in The Parkway some time between 11am and midday on Tuesday, May 31 and took the medals. Police said the medals are treasured by the family and they are of huge sentimental value.

They include the Burma Star, Battle of Britain 1939 – 45 Star, the 1939 – 45 War Medal and the 1939 – 45 Defence Medal. Also stolen were items personally issued and which include the soldier’s name on them. A police spokesman said: “One of the lines of enquiry being looked into is the presence of a white Vauxhall Vivaro van, which two white men wearing orange high-vis clothing were occupying.

“This vehicle was seen around the area from as early as 7.30am and may prove important to the investigation. We would like to identify the registration of that vehicle. Were you in the area of The Parkway around the time and saw this van, or saw or heard anything suspicious?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or email control@lincs.police.uk quoting incident 173 of May 31.

People can report anonymously via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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