Stroud World War Two veteran targeted by "despicable" burglar
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at the home of 91 year old World War II veteran Graham Furley in Stroud.
It happened around 24 hours after it was revealed that Mr Furley had been honoured with a British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
The incident happened between midnight and 7pm on Tuesday January 1 at a house on Birches Drive
The offender(s) have entered the house through a side window. They have then stolen a number of items including:
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• 1 watch with a gold spitfire on the face and a white metal strap
• 2 watches with multi-dials and brown straps
• A Brown leather wallet
• A number of debit and credit cards
• A black Apple iPhone
Police Sergeant Jo Fletcher said: "This gentleman is one of the country's heroes, having courageously served as a fighter pilot in World War II. This remarkable man literally put his life on the line to protect the nation and ensure freedom for future generations and then continued in his civilian life by devoting himself to charity work.
"For someone to break into his house is a despicable act and whoever has done this should be ashamed of themselves. We are calling on anyone who knows anything about this burglary to come forward and help us catch those responsible."
Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 309 of January 1.
You can also remain anonymous and contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. In some cases Crimestoppers offer rewards of up to £1000 where information leads to a conviction.