Hero veteran devastated as war medals are stolen by heartless thieves

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A WAR HERO soldier who served in the British Army for over 25 years had his medals stolen while on holiday, and is offering a reward for their return.

Lee Allen has served in some of the worlds most dangerous conflict zones in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Island and received medals for his loyal service. 

After returning from holiday with his partner Zoe Wyrko, the couple found their house in Melton, Suffolk, broken into with the medals and other sentimental items stolen. 

Ms Wyrko told LeicestershireLive the couple are offering a reward for the medals return, which hold huge value to Mr Allen.

Six medals were stolen including the Bosnia Medal, the Northern Island Medal, the Iraq Medal, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal.

Ms Wyrko said: “Lee has been in the Army since 1992 and served with the famous Royal Lancers for 25 years.

“He saw action in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and also served in Northern Ireland during the troubles.

“The medals have no monetary value as such but have enormous sentimental and emotional value for Lee.”

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