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War Veteran, 92, Has WWII Medals Stolen On D-Day Anniversary

Police have asked anyone with information to come forward.

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Police in Barnet have launched an investigation after a 92-year-old veteran had his military medals stolen in a burglary on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Metropolitan police

The victim was at his home in the Whetstone area when a man claiming to represent a water company knocked on his door at around 9:25am on Friday 6 June and said he needed to check the water pressure in the property.

The 92-year-old veteran, who served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II, let the man in, who appeared to check the taps in the kitchen before leaving shortly afterwards.

Later in the evening, the victim noticed his bedroom had been disturbed and 11 of his medals had been stolen.

Nothing else is thought to have been taken.

The man who entered the house is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, of stocky build and spoke with an Irish accent.

He also wore grey clothing, "the sort an engineer would wear".

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Metropolitan Police have said the medals have now been found but items of jewellery and the suspect remain outstanding.