Appeal to find World War Two medals stolen in Leyland burglary

Police are appealing for information after a number of Second World War medals were stolen in Leyland.

They were called at around 11.15am on Wednesday 3rd January following reports of a burglary in Southlands Drive.

Between 9.25am and 11.05am, offenders have gained entry into the house and taken two safes which included jewellery, cash and medals, similar to the one pictured, which were awarded for bravery during World War Two.

DC Dave Hanna, of the South Burglary Team, said: ‘This is a truly despicable and shameful crime.

‘’We are urging anyone who has seen the medals, or knows where they are, to come forward.

“These items are of enormous sentimental value and we want the medals returned as soon as possible.’’

Anyone with information can contact 101, quoting the log number 0398 of 3rd January 2023 or email

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