Malay Services Medal

Harrogate police appeal for help to recover sentimental property

24 February 2012

Malay Services Medal

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to recover treasured heirlooms stolen near Boroughbridge.

They were stolen from a static caravan at a holiday lodge park on Minskip Road between Wednesday 15 February and Friday 17 February 2012.

The burglars broke into the caravan before stealing a silver Malaya General Service medal, with a purple and green ribbon attached, two fleur-de-lys brass army badges, two brass army drum badges on red backgrounds, a brass West Yorkshire regiment white horse in gallop badge, an army crossed sword badge in brass on a red background, a solid gold gentlemen’s wrist watch with numbers on the light coloured face and a gold plated expandable bracelet, two ladies’ watches with leather straps, a selection of ladies’ badges and brooches from Knaresborough golf club, a pearl necklace and a pair of gold cuff links oval shaped with faint diagonal criss-cross lines on the face.

The thieves also took 60 Scottish £1 notes, a pink £20 note which is at least 60 years old, 15 to 20 five shilling coins, four commemorative coins in sleeves or presentation boxes and a number of pre-decimal coins including florins and two shilling pieces.

Detective Constable Scott Nugent, of Harrogate CID said:

I am appealing to anyone who can assist with recovering these items which hold great sentimental value for the owner. I urge them to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

Of particular personal value to the victim, a widowed ex-serviceman, is the Malaya General Service medal which, along with the other cherished possessions, he had wanted to hand down to his grandchildren.


Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Scott Nugent.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120025234.


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