Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Plea after war medals found in shoplifter's home

War medals
Image caption Police said the medals appear to be Russian

Police are trying to trace the owners of a number of war medals found at the home of a convicted shoplifter.

Fuzel Miah, 30, of Queen Street, Portsmouth, was arrested outside the Co-op store in Isambard Brunel Road last week.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of shoplifting from the store and will be sentenced on 30 September.

During a search of his home officers found the medals, which appear to be Russian, and are appealing for help.

Pc Tony Percival said: "The medals are fairly distinctive and appear to be Russian.

"We believe they may have gone missing anything between eight months and a year ago and we'd like to hear from anyone who recognises them."

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