Updated: Thursday, 23rd November 2017 @ 12:04pm

Police appeal to reunite owner with lost WWII medals found at Bolton bus station on Remembrance Sunday

Police appeal to reunite owner with lost WWII medals found at Bolton bus station on Remembrance Sunday

By Ben Ireland

An appeal to reunite five lost Second World War war medals with their owner is being launched by Manchester police after they were found at a bus station on Remembrance Sunday.

The war hero’s medals were found at Bolton’s Trinity station on last Sunday, along with three photographs including an image of a minesweeper.

Four of the medals are court mounted and the other is a single medal, and the pictures are a potential clue to determine who the medals belong to.

Detective Constable Paul Gore from Scholey Street police station offered his thanks to the person that handed the medals in and said Greater Manchester Police are now focused on returning them to their rightful owner.

"It is possible someone has misplaced these medals after travelling to or from a memorial service on Sunday and I imagine they are feeling devastated at the prospect of losing these highly valued possessions,” he said.

"The medals and photographs are being stored safely at Scholey Street police station and we would ask either the owner of the medals, or anyone who has any information about who they belong to, to contact police on 0161 856 5625.”

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