War medals stolen while veteran slept

War medals stolen from veteran in Pontefract.
War medals stolen from veteran in Pontefract.

Six medals were stolen from a war veteran’s home while he slept.

Thieves struck the elderly man’s home on Highfield Avenue, Pontefract, between the evening of August 30 and the early hours of August 31.

War medal stolen from veteran in Pontefract.

War medal stolen from veteran in Pontefract.

The stolen medals include a 1939-45 Star, an Atlantic Star, an African Star, a Pacific Star and a Burma Star.

West Yorkshire Police say they were all awarded to the man for his service during World War Two.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact DC 6561 Scarr at Wakefield CID via 101, quoting reference 13130359914.

War medal stolen from veteran in Pontefract.

War medal stolen from veteran in Pontefract.