THE FAMILY of a war veteran who died recently are appealing for the return of his medals which were stolen from Hampton Bishop.

Arthur Grisbrook’s family noticed his medals were missing on September 6 and it's thought the medals were stolen earlier that day, or the day before.

Five medals in total were stolen. They are the Italy Star, Africa Star, 39-45 Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45.

All of the medals are for service during World War Two and are Royal Engineer medals on ribbons. They were all mounted in a frame which had floral decoration on it.

PC Nina Marshall said: “The medals hold great sentimental value to Mr Grisbrook’s family and they are hoping for their safe return.

"We are following a number of line of enquiries in relation to this incident but we would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have seen these medals or knows anything about their whereabouts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 358s130919 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.