Police appeal after First World War medals stolen from Burnley house

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Police are appealing for information after three First World War medals were stolen from a house in Burnley.

The medals were taken from the upstairs bedroom of a house on Ronald Street, Burnley sometime between March 15 and May 25.

The items included three First World War medals and a solid silver flute.

The medals are described as round and made of solid silver, with the surname LORD engraved on the back of them.

In addition to the surname, they may also have had T.H engraved in them, which stands for Thomas Henry.

They belonged to the victim’s grandad who served during the First World War as a medic.

There was also a solid silver flute stolen which was kept in a black resin carry case with a handle. The case is lined in a burgundy material and was a Yamaha make.

PC Nicola Breckell, of Burnley Police, said: The victim has been left feeling vulnerable and upset by this theft but her overriding emotion is anger as she feels she has lost a connection to her family’s history.

“I would appeal for anyone who has any information or who may be offered these items for sale to contact the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.