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Precious Falklands War Medals Stolen

Precious medals of high sentimental value from the Falklands War have been burgled from a veteran's home.Police are appealing for...

Precious medals of high sentimental value from the Falklands War have been burgled from a veteran's home.

Police are appealing for information after the precious collection of Falklands War heirlooms were stolen in South Shields. 

The South Atlantic Medal (left) is a British campaign medal for service in the Falklands War.
A Police spokeswoman said: “These are Falklands War medals and have great sentimental value to the householders who are desperate to get them back. Some of the medals were attached to a black Royal Navy Officer jacket.”

 

The incident occured between 4.30pm on Friday, July 24, and 9.27am on Sunday, July 26, when burglars got into a house on Ewart Street, South Shields.

Jewellery, a camera and an X-Box games console were also stolen.