Falklands War medals among haul as thieves target South Shields home

The Falklands War medals taken from a house in Ewart Street, South Shields.
The Falklands War medals taken from a house in Ewart Street, South Shields.
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Sentimental war medals have been snatched from a house by burglars who struck at a South Shields house.

The break in happened between 4.30pm on Friday, July 24, and 9.27am on Sunday, July 26, when burglars got into a house on Ewart Street, South Shields.

Jewellery, a camera and a X-Box games console was stolen along with a collection of silver medals.

These are Falklands War medals and have great sentimental value to the householders who are desperate to get them back.

Some of the medals were attached to a black Royal Navy Officers jacket.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information to help or who has been offered the medals for sale is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 0455 26/07/15.

Residents are also asked to remain vigilant, ensuring windows and doors are secure and valuables are not left on display.

They should also report any unusual activity, people or vehicles in their neighbourhood to police straight away.

For more crime prevention advice visit http://www.northumbria.police.uk/homesecurity.

Police can be contacted on 101 ext 69191, to report a crime ongoing dial 999.