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Medals stolen from 95-year-old World War Two veteran

Percy Willmott
Image caption Percy Willmott discovered the burglary after he returned home from shopping

A World War Two veteran said he is devastated after his medals were stolen in a burglary.

Thieves broke in to 95-year-old Percy Willmott's home in Cleethorpes while he was out shopping with his daughter on Friday.

His five medals, awarded for military service in North Africa and Italy, were taken from bedside drawer.

Mr Wilmott said he could not understand why he or his property had been targeted.

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"The very fact that these young people can come round and know that there's an old soldier living in this house and there is his medals and 'I think I'll take them' doesn't bring sense to me," he said.

"That these people should do that to us old folk."

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Image caption The stolen medals include the Africa Star and Italy Star