Search for owner of WWII medals

image captionPolice want to reunite these war medals with their rightful owner

A search has begun for the rightful owner of stolen World War II medals, discovered during a police search of a house in Edinburgh.

Officers said the four medals were undoubtedly of sentimental value to somebody.

They want to hear from people who have previously had war medals stolen, or anyone who thinks they could reunite the objects with their owner.

Two of the medals are made of silver and circular in shape.

One of them has 'defence medal' engraved on the back.

The other two medals are bronze and star shaped, and one has 'France and Germany Star' written on the front.

The objects were found in a house in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh, when police raided the property in April.

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with alleged housebreaking and thefts.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "These medals are undoubtedly of sentimental value to someone, however we are yet able to identify whom they belong to.

"For that reason, we would be keen to speak to anyone who may be a victim of a housebreaking and had their war medals stolen.

"Similarly anyone with information that can assist us in returning the medals to their owner should also get in touch."

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