£2,000 reward for return of stolen medals

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A REWARD of £2,000 is being put up for the return of stolen military medals – including medals awarded for the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade – from the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum.

Eastbourne Borough Council has joined forces with the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars Museum Collection based at the museum to offer a £2,000 reward following the theft of medals and other historical artefacts.

The Trustees of the collection have offered a reward of £1,000, matched by the council, for the safe return of the medals and the conviction of those responsible for the theft, which took place last month.

The theft happened at about 11pm on Tuesday July 3 and more than £16,000 in war artefacts were stolen.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 292 of 04/07 or alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.