Leeds & West Yorkshire

Home of wounded Afghanistan soldier Lee Midgley burgled

A soldier who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan has had his home in West Yorkshire burgled.

Thieves broke into L/Cpl Lee Midgley's home in New Farnley, Leeds, between 10:20 and 12:30 BST on Monday.

L/Cpl Midgley, 22, lost his legs in a roadside blast in Helmand. Among the items stolen was a laptop containing images from his tour of duty.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police, who said they thought people would be "disgusted".

A witness reported seeing a blue Seat Ibiza, with a partial registration of YC0.

Police said the car was thought to have contained three men, and the driver was said to have a beard.

'Criminal fraternity'

Det Insp John Dexter, said: "Lee has clearly already had to deal with a great deal of trauma in his life and this burglary only adds to that unnecessarily.

"I want to make a direct appeal to the criminal fraternity as I feel even they will be disgusted by this incident once they know who the victim is.

"I would urge anyone who knows who was involved in this crime or who knows the whereabouts of the property taken to get in touch with us, even if it's anonymously through Crimestoppers."

Other items taken from the property include jewellery, a 42 inch Samsung television, a Panasonic DVD player and a Xbox games console.

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