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Appeal for mayoral medals after Balsall Common burglary

A FORMER Mayor’s daughter is urging a thief to return treasured family heirlooms stolen during a burglary at her Balsall Common home.

A FORMER Mayor’s daughter is urging a thief to return treasured family heirlooms stolen during a burglary at her Balsall Common home.

Burglars smashed their way into the victim’s home on the evening of Monday February 11 and snatched various artefacts that belonged to the owner’s parents.

Among the items stolen were medals and a Mayoral chain that were given to the homeowner’s father and mother, Bob and Marian Usher, when they were Mayor and Mayoress of North Tyneside, from 1994 to 1995.

The burglar’s haul also included an unusual ivory prayer book which was given to the victim in the 1960s by a relative.

Det Con Lucinda Wilson, from Solihull’s investigation team, said: “The medals are worth a few hundred pounds to the thief but their true sentimental value is far greater.”

If you are able to help the police inquiry please call officers on 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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