Man arrested over medals

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DETECTIVES trying to trace a collection of war medals stolen during a burglary in Sheffield have made an arrest.

The 200 medals were taken from a safe in a burglary at a house on Toll Bar Road, Gleadless, in March.

The collection belonged to 60-year-old Keith Whitehead’s late father, Alan, and dated back to the 1700s. They included a distinctive Crimean charge of the light brigade medal.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man as part of their inquiries into the burglary after a retired police officer spotted a war medal on auction site eBay and alerted South Yorkshire Police.

The retired bobby, a medal enthusiast, knew a haul of medals had been stolen from Sheffield and became suspicious.

The medal was traced to a legitimate collector in Wakefield, who had bought it from a man in Scarborough - who had bought it from a man in Sheffield.

During their inquiries officers recovered over 100 medals, and want to hear from anyone else who may have had any stolen. Call 101.