A soldier whose Afghanistan service medal was stolen from his car in Deepdale has been reunited with the accolade after a friend spotted an appeal to find it.Advertisement
Cade Alexander was devastated when the medal was stolen from his vehicle in St George’s Road on DAY, along with a par of colour blind glasses and a number of items of clothing.
But after seeing the appeal on Blog Preston, a friend of a friend was able to reunite Cade with his treasured medal on Sunday.
Cade, who serves with the Rifles regiment, said: “I don’t know where it was found but I am so happy to have it back.
“Luckily the person who found it had seen the press coverage and realised it must me mine.
“It has a lot of sentimental value to me. The other items are still missing but the medal was irreplaceable.”
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After seeing the story, Jez Levy of Eyes on St Albans offered to replace the colourblind glasses.
He said: “Whilst we are unable to assist with finding the medals, EnChroma and I would be delighted to gift a replacement pair of EnChroma Colourblind glasses as some compensation for his losses.”
Cade said: “Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me with this. I am really grateful.”
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