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War medals and jewellery taken in burglary

Worcester Editorial 31st Dec, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WAR MEDALS and sentimental jewellery have been stolen from a property in Worcester.

The incident happened between the evening of December 20 and December 22 at a house in Sherwood Lane, St John’s, where about 500 dollars in cash was also taken.

An 18ct gold wedding ring, an 18ct engagement ring with three diamonds, a white gold engagement ring with a single diamond, antique jewellery and a man’s gold engagement ring with a band in the shape of a buckle were among the stolen items.

The residents of the property also found a collection of five World War One medals had been taken after a window had been forced open.

Lights were seen on in the house on the Friday evening (December 20) and it is believed this is when the burglary took place.

Det Cons Thomas Birchley said: “The homeowners have lost a lot of items of very high sentimental value and I cannot imagine a worse way to start the Christmas holidays.

“If anyone saw any suspicious activity around Malvern Road or Lower Wick, which is connected to Sherwood Lane by a footpath, then please contact the police immediately.”

Anyone with further information, or who has seen jewellery or medals for sale in dubious circumstances, can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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