Police appeal after a WWII Military Cross medal was stolen in Southport.
Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracking down a burglar who stole an irreplaceable WWII Military Cross from a home in Southport.
The 68-year-old owner of the property in Grange Road returned to his home on 8 May to find that he had been the victim of a break-in. A number of items had been taken, including the treasured medal awarded to his late father.
Police were called and an investigation launched.
Detective Inspector Robert Moss said: “This was a particularly upsetting crime for the victim who had treasured his late father’s medal for so many years.
“It had taken pride of place on his mantelpiece for 40 years, along with the letter which his father received with it.
“I would appeal to anybody who knows anything about this offence or knows who was responsible to come forward and help us reunite the victim with his medal.
“We have carried out extensive enquiries around local pawn shops and other establishments where the perpetrator may have tried to sell the medal, but these have been inconclusive.
“Anybody who is offered this medal for sale or believes they have seen it should contact police as a matter of urgency.
“If you are the person responsible for this theft I urge you to search your conscience and do the right thing to get the medal back where it belongs.”
Anybody who can help should contact police on 101 or in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.