Thieves take war medal and pistol in Todmorden raid

A World War One service medal similar to the one stolen in Todmorden  between Thursday, April 16, and Sunday,  April 19. The medal stolen in Todmorden did not have a ribbon but was engraved with "H.Mitchell" and is silver with a bar attached.

A World War One service medal similar to the one stolen in Todmorden between Thursday, April 16, and Sunday, April 19. The medal stolen in Todmorden did not have a ribbon but was engraved with "H.Mitchell" and is silver with a bar attached.

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Police are hunting heartless thieves who stole a World War One service medal during a burglary in Todmorden.

Along with the medal - with ‘H.Mitchell’ engraved along the edge - the thieves also stole an antique 1750s flintlock pistol and items of jewellery.

Police are keen to stress the pistol does not fire and is not thought to be of any danger to the public.

The medal, which belonged to a family friend, the gun and the jewellery were taken between Thursday, April 16, and Sunday, April 19.

Detective Sergeant Simon Archer, of Calderdale CID, said: “We would urge anyone who has been invited to purchase these items or who has seen them advertised for sale to get in touch.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101.