Medals and other valuables taken in burglary

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Wartime medals were stolen during a burglary in town.

The medals from the Second World War were taken in the break-in happened in Carlisle Parade, which police said happened between 10am on Sunday (August 4) and 3.10pm the following Tuesday (August 6).

The victim had several items of value taken, including a set of stainless steel Le Creuset pans, an 18 carat gold-plated fountain pen (possibly a Parker), as well as the four medals, one of which was an Africa Star and another an Italy Star.

DC James Parkinson, from Hastings Priority Crime Team, said: “These inherited items hold immense sentimental value to the victim of this crime. I am appealing to all second-hand dealers to contact police right away if they believe they are offered these items for sale.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting serial 0935 of 6/8. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.