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Help Find Veteran's Stolen War Medals

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Help Find Veteran's Stolen War Medals

Kent Police are renewing their appeal for information, following the theft of a World War Two veteran's war medals.

Having spent three-and-a-half years as a Japanese prisoner of war, Mr Blain's medals include the Allied Prisoner of War medal, the Pacific Star, the 1939-45 Star, Defence and War medals, the Restoration of Peace medal, and the Veteran Star, which had 893176 GA Blain engraved on the back.

The medals were taken between 4pm on Tuesday 27th December 2016 and 8:30am the next day.

They were stolen from the house of 94-year-old Geoffrey Blain in Regent Street, Rolvenden, Kent.

As well as Mr Blain's seven Second World War medals, three First World War medals belonging to his father were also taken.

These were a Mons Star trio comprising of a 1914 Star, a Victory Medal, and a War Medal, all of which had his father’s details engraved on the back, including the regimental number 28455.

A quantity of cash, gold sovereigns, two gold watches, a gold pendant on a chain, and jewellery were also reported stolen. 

Because of the regimental numbers and names on the back of the medals, Detective Constable Heard has asked for anyone who might have seen them for sale, either in a shop, stall, or online, to contact the police urgently so they can be returned. 

If you have information that may help the investigation, please call 01843 222289 quoting ZY/47165/16.

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

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