War medals swiped from veteran’s home

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Six medals were swiped 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.

The stolen medals include a 1939-45 Star, a war medal, 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.