War Medals Stolen In Gosport

An appeal is being made for information after the theft of two war medals was reported in Gosport.

It's alleged a man calling to buy old unwanted gold and silver stole two silver war medals from an address in The Crossways on Monday October 8, 2012 at around 2pm.

One medal is described as a long service medal with a picture of King George V and the words F.W. Collins.

The second medal has a picture of a ship on one side and the words F.W. Collins.

The man who called at the address was described as:


-Aged in his late 40s to early 50s

-Approximately 5ft 6 ins tall

-Stocky build / overweight

-Ruddy complexion

-Dark blond receding hair

-The man was described as wearing a red sports jacket and beige trousers and round rimmed glasses.

Investigating officer PC Sharon Palmer said:

"This has clearly caused distress to the victim as the medals have been handed to him by his father. I would appeal to anyone who has had a man matching this description attend their address requesting if they would like to sell gold or silver. Or if anyone has had a leaflet left by this man in the same area that can identify him and to be aware of anyone trying to buy such items from them."

Please contact PC Sharon Palmer at Fareham Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.