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War veteran has Fulwood home raided while out for birthday lunch

Posted on - 2nd September, 2016 - 11:40am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Crime, Fulwood, News
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to, and the area of Fulwood where the incident happened

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to, and the area of Fulwood where the incident happened

A war hero had his home raided while he was out celebrating his 96th birthday.

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Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to.

The property in Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, was broken into at 2pm on Sunday 28 August.

An ipad and mobile phone were taken while the victim was out celebrating his birthday with his family.

A man was seen running away from the area, close to Fulwood Leisure Centre, into Queens Drive.

The suspect is described as white with a tanned complexion, in his mid-20s, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build, with cropped hair and stubble. He was wearing a pale blue long sleeved shirt, pale blue slim fit jeans and trainers. He was also carrying a small rucksack.

PC Richard Shires, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information after a burglary at a property in Fulwood, Preston.

“This crime was all the more shameful given the homeowner, a 96-year-old war veteran, had been out celebrating his birthday with friends and family at the time of the offence.

“We are keen to trace the offender and have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

“I would urge anyone who recognises this man to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1611374.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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