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War medals and jewellery stolen during burglary near Basingstoke

war medals and jewellery stolen during burglary near basingstoke

Police are investigating after war medals and jewellery were stolen from a house near Basingstoke.

Officers were called to Northfield Road, Sherfield-on-Loddon, following a burglary which happened between 12.45pm and 7.40pm on December 19.

Entry was gained by smashing a window and once inside a large quantity of jewellery was stolen.

Items stolen included a gold wedding band, a diamond and sapphire gold ring, several pairs of silver earrings and silver and gold cufflinks.

Five campaign medals from the Second World War were also taken in the burglary.

PC Gary Baldwin said: “While the exact value of the belongings stolen is not yet known, most of the items hold significant sentimental value and this has been very distressing for the victims.

“Empty jewellery boxes were found the next day in a nearby allotment in Bow Gardens, so we are keen to speak to people who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in that area in particular.

“If you saw anyone hanging around in Northfield Road that day or if you heard anything unusual please contact us as you may have information that could assist our investigation and potentially lead to us reuniting these much-loved items with their rightful owners.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Baldwin on 101, quoting 44160478104, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.