Military medals stolen from Newton Abbot

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2016)

​Military medals have been stolen in a burglary at a property in Newton Abbot.

The incident happened on Tuesday 20th September between 5.10am and 6.30am. Offenders gained entry to the property in Queensway through a small upstairs window.

Eight military medals in bronze, silver and gold, which are of huge personal value to the home owner were stolen. They include campaign medals achieved from the owner’s former military service in the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the 2nd Gulf War and Afghanistan.

Cash including Euros, jewellery, watches, an Acer Notebook and a Fuji digital camera was also taken.
Detective Constable Martin Battershill said: “This is a terrible loss for the victim as these campaign medals are of significant personal value from her service within the Armed Forces.

“We would urge anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time of the burglary to come forward and contact police.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered these medals for sale or seen someone with these in their possession.”

If you have any information that could help with this investigation, please contact the police by email at or by calling 101, quoting crime reference CR/066736/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111 or


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