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Veteran's Medals Stolen On D-Day Anniversary
A war veteran has had his military medals stolen as former soldiers gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The 92-year-old had 11 medals taken from his home in Whetstone, north London, after answering the door to a man claiming to be from the water board.
The bogus caller appeared to look at the taps in the kitchen before leaving a short time later.
Later that evening, the veteran, who served with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, noticed items in his bedroom had been moved and his war and service medals stolen.
Nothing else was taken in the apparent distraction burglary.
The man who entered the house spoke with an Irish accent and wore grey clothing that looked like an engineer's outfit.
He is described as white, about 5ft 10in tall and of stocky build.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.