A MEDAL from the First World War was stolen during a burglary in Widnes.

The property on Fieldway was targeted during a break-in at some point between 1.30pm and 10.15pm on Friday, February 21.

No-one was home at the time, but the medal ‘of great sentimental value to the owner’ was taken by the burglars – as was a quantity of jewellery.

Cheshire Police’s enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Detective sergeant Roberts said: “Burglary is a serious offence which is always a deeply upsetting experience for the victims.

“On this occasion, the upset has been heightened by the fact that a First World War medal with great sentimental value was stolen during the incident.

“I urge anyone who believes they may have seen the medal since the burglary took place, or been offered the chance to buy it, to get in touch – I also appeal to anyone with information regarding the burglary itself to come forward.

“Perhaps you saw something suspicious in Fieldway on February 21, or maybe you have CCTV or dashcam footage that may help our investigation into the incident.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101, quoting incident number IML643056, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.