World War II medals found in Surrey canal

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Police are searching for the owner of World War II medals and coins that an angler fished out of a Surrey canal.

The items, including the Victory, Defence and 1939-1945 Star medals, four Royal commemorative medals, jewellery and three pre-decimal coins were recovered from the Basingstoke canal.

A metal propelling pencil with the name RV Thomas engraved on it was also found among the haul.

Surrey Police said they were keen to reunite the items with their owner.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police have carried out numerous inquiries, including checking recent crimes to see if the descriptions match any of the items, but to no avail.

"If you believe these medals and coins belong to you, or you have any information which could reunite them with their owner, please contact Surrey Police."

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