Bristol

War veteran, 91, has medals stolen in burglary

Medals stolen in Bristol Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Avon and Somerset Police released this image of the stolen medals in a bid to aid their recovery

A 91-year-old war veteran had his six medals stolen from his home while he went on a shopping trip.

The man had left the medals on a work surface to clean before leaving his home in Wootton Park, Bristol, only to find on his return that they had vanished.

It is thought someone entered the house via a rear door on the afternoon of 22 June.

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help in tracing the items.

Among the collection of medals was a bronze 1939-45 star, a bronze France and Germany star and a police long service medal. The medals were were engraved with the victim's name, the regimental number 2666006 and 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards.

A silver and green French Legion d'Honneur medal - the highest decoration bestowed by the French state - and a black wallet with gold lettering in the bottom right corner were also taken.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quote reference number 5216151507.