Appeal for information after WWII medals stolen in Toxteth burglary
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**UPDATE: MONDAY 28 JUNE** The medals have been anonymously returned to the victim. Thanks for sharing this appeal. Enquiries continue to establish who had possession of them.
We are appealing for information after a burglary in Toxteth in which World War II medals were stolen.
On Saturday 19 June, an elderly occupant of sheltered accommodation on Handel Court, Lodge Lane reported that his father’s WWII medals (pictured) had been stolen at some time between midday and 2pm the previous day, Friday 18 June.
Forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.
Inspector Gavin Mulcahy said: “For such priceless sentimental items to be stolen was extremely upsetting for the victim, and it is hard to imagine how someone could be so callous to try to profit from the bravery and heroism of others.
“If anyone has seen or been offered the items pictured, do the right thing and come forward immediately, so we can reunite them with their rightful owner.
“Likewise, if you live locally and saw or heard anything suspicious around the time of the burglary, let us know and we will take action. A small piece of information could be vital in finding the person responsible and putting them before the courts.”
Please contact our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 21000428850. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also pass on information via 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.