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Stolen WWI medals returned to family

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Image caption Elsie Menzies served in France during WWI

Two stolen WWI medals have been reunited with their owner.

The medals were found as police investigated crime in the Moray, Aberdeen, and Northern areas.

After an appeal it transpired the medals were awarded to Elsie Menzies, who was born in 1894 in Craigellachie.

WPC Kate Barnett, of Grampian Police, said: "Elsie's family are very proud of the efforts which saw her receiving these medals and are delighted they have been recovered."

She explained: "I'm very pleased to report that, with the assistance of the media and the public, we have tracked down the owner of these two medals who lives in the Lossiemouth area.

"Elsie originally trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. She then joined the armed services at Rhyl, North Wales, in 1916.

"She served in France during WWI and was awarded the medals for her service in Bethune and Etaples in 1918."

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