Wisbech Second World War veteran has medals stolen

10:13 24 February 2014


A 94 year-old Second World War veteran has had his war medals stolen.

Alfred Wilkins’ set of full-sized campaign medals were stolen from his Wisbech home while he has been in hospital.

His family is offering a £100 reward for their safe return.

His son, Paul Wilkins, said: “While these have little worth in themselves, they are greatly valued by my dad and by the family.

“Because of this, between us I and my daughter Claire are prepared to offer £100 for their safe return.

“This greatly exceeds their value and we hope we may get the medals back before the old chap knows they have been stolen.”

If you have any information e-mail Paul at paulwilkins184@btinternet.com


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