UPDATE: Police recover second world war medals after teenager arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods
PUBLISHED: 17:07 16 October 2012
Detectives seeking the owners of a set of stolen world war medals have widened their appeal by revealing the names engraved on the awards.
1914-18 WAR MEDAL ENGRAVED M10109 W.DICKIE E.R.A.3.R.N
1914-19 VICTORY MEDAL M10109 W.DICKIE E.R.A.3.R.N
NAVAL LONG SERVICE MEDAL AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL M10109 W.DICKIE
E.R.A1. HMS GREENWICH
1939-45 WAR MEDAL
1938-45 DEFENCE MEDAL
Suffolk police have been trying to return the medals to their natural home following the arrest of a 19-year-old man on suspicion of handling stolen goods.
The teenager was arrested after he made off from police on Monday October 8. He was stopped and searched and items including two first world war medals, a Naval long service and good conduct medal relating to HMS Greenwich, two second world war medals, an Edward VII 1907 coin, a Queen Victoria 1901 coin and a George V 1931 coin were recovered.
He initially told officers they belonged to a relative but checks revealed this wasn’t true and he was arrested.
He has now been bailed to return to police on November 28 pending further enquiries.
Officers are trying to find out who the items belong to and are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may be theirs, or anyone with information about where they may have come from.
The full list of engraved names can be found on the panel included with this story.
If you can help please call DC 703 Quantrill at Lowestoft CID on 101. You will be asked questions in order to identify them as yours.