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War Veteran Has Medals Stolen As Thieves Set Fire to His Home

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7:00am 17th July 2013

A Cornish flood victim who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has his home burgled and torched.

Mark Heywood spent twenty years in the RAF but now the service medals he got married in are gone, along with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

Thieves sprayed petrol across the cottage in Par that was still being done up after the couple were hit by rising waters just days before Christmas.

Wife Sarah tells us the flames were fierce: "The firemen had said it was that hot it was like 400C, even the smoke alarms had been melted so it was quite intense.

"We've only just had the windows done, because they were wooden before. If we hadn't done that it would have completely burnt down most probably.

"Me and Mark initially thought it was kids who had made a bonfire to keep warm but when investigators had a look they found they had actually brought petrol cans and poured it up the stairs and in the bedroom."Stolen Medals

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The incident is thought to have taken place sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

"It is understood that around £5,000 worth of jewellery was stolen and nine military campaign medals were also taken. 
 
"The medals are cork mounted in a wooden frame on a red velvet background. Also in the frame are the ribbons which are above the medals. 
  
"Police are keen to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident or if they have been offered some medals for sale recently. Call police on 101 and quote reference GW/13/552, alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."
7:00am 17th July 2013

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