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Police are appealing for information after a family's heirlooms were stolen from their home in Nutley Close, Ashford

06 February 2014
by Samantha Williams

Police are investigating after thieves broke into an Ashford home and stole a family's sentimental war time medals. 

It is reported that a woman returned to her Nutley Close house to find her rear window had been forced open. 

The victim discovered that various items of jewellery and her father's Second World War medals had been taken. 

The stolen medals include a 1939-1945 Star, a Burma Star and Clasp Pacific, an Italy Star, a France & Germany Star & Clasp Atlantic, a War medal 1939-1945 and a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, which was engraved 'M R BARRY - WO1'.

All of the medals are set on one bar together.

The robbery is believed to have taken place sometime between 11am and 7pm on Friday, January 31. 

Now, officers would like to hear from anyone who may have information.

Detective Sergeant David Cox said: “The items taken are of huge sentimental value to the owner, particularly the war medals which are irreplaceable. 

“I’m appealing to anyone who may see or know the whereabouts of the jewellery and medals listed. In particular, I would urge any pawn brokers, second hand shops, jewellers or antique dealers to be extra vigilant and contact police immediately if they’re suspicious.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS David Cox on 01303 289218 quoting reference ZY/3264/14.

Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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