Man charged with burglary after war medals stolen from Gravesend house

PUBLISHED: 15:20 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 01 June 2018

The burglary took place at a house in Park Road, Gravesend. Picture: Google

The burglary took place at a house in Park Road, Gravesend. Picture: Google


A man has been charged with burglary after war medals were stolen from a house in Park Road, Gravesend.

The house was broken into on May 27, between 4:30pm and 6am.

Entry was gained through a bathroom window, and Second World War medals along with 20 pieces of crockery, a gold pen and a hat were taken.

These items have since been recovered however three medals of sentimental value remain missing.

One medal has been described as an African Star which had a navy blue, red and light blue striped ribbon.

The second medal has been described as The Defence Medal which had was made up of a ribbon coloured green either side with a thin black line on both sides and a thicker orange strip in the middle.

The third medal is described as a general service medal which has a lion emblazoned on the medal.

The ribbon has two red and navy stripes on either side and a thin red stripe in the middle with two white stripes either side of this.

Chris Walker, 33 of no fixed address, has been charged with burglary.

He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on May 29 and was remanded to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on June 26.

Anyone with information about the medals is asked to call Kent Police appeals line on 01474 366 149 quoting crime reference XY/032090/18.

Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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