MILITARY medals have been stolen from a Hampshire home.

The medals were stolen from a veteran's house in Totton, during a burglary.

Police were called to Lydlynch Road, Totton, following a burglary on February 8 between 5.40pm and 6pm, where entry was forced by the back door and a number of items were stolen.

The medals are a Northern Ireland General Service medal with clasp and a Long Service and Good Conduct medal with clasp, both with its miniature.

PC Lindsay Yates said: “As you can imagine the loss of these military medals, which hold significant sentimental value, has been very upsetting for the victim and we would love to be able to reunite him with them if at all possible.

“So if you have been offered any medals for sale recently, please get in touch with us.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area at around the time of the burglary – it is a quiet cul-de-sac so someone may have seen something that seemed out of place.

“The tools were taken in a red and black tool bag, so if you saw anyone walking around the area with a bag matching this description let us know.”

Other stolen items include hand tools in a red and black tool bag, bank cards and a Huawei tablet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44190048043, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.