Photo appeal following theft of medals in Wimborne

Officers investigating the theft of medals from Wimborne are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Sometime between 12pm and 12.20pm on Saturday 2 February 2019 entry was gained to a car parked in the trader’s car park at Wimborne Market. The offender or offenders smashed a rear window of the car to gain access.

A plain black box containing 162 single military medals and some group medals was stolen.

Police Community Support Investigator Cheryl Belfield, of East Dorset police, said: “A number of enquiries have been carried out in relation to this theft and I am now in a position to issue a photo of a man I would like to speak to.

“This man attempted to sell some of the stolen medals at Sunbury Antiques Market held at Kempton Racecourse and I believe he may have important information that may assist my investigation.

“Although the image is of poor quality this is the best we have and I still hope that someone may be able to recognise him. I would ask anyone with information to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190017525. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via