Could you help police trace owner of medals left in Harrogate over Remembrance Weekend?

The pair of medals were discovered in a flower bed near Harrogate War Memorial
The pair of medals were discovered in a flower bed near Harrogate War Memorial

Police are attempting to trace the owners of a pair of medals discovered at Harrogate War Memorial.

The minature medals were were found pinned to a poppy in the nearby flowerbeds on Tuesday (November 14) by off duty North Yorkshire Police Sergeant Andy Graham.

Sergeant Graham said: "For all we know these medals could belong to a serviceman or even one of their family members who carried it to the memorial for the remembrance services. It would be great if we could see these returned to them."

One of the medals is believed to be a 1950s or 60s issued award for long service and good conduct. The other is decorated with an oak leaf and could be a Mention in Dispatch medal, which is given to soldiers who are recorded in written reports for gallantry in combat.

If you have information call 101 or email Andy.Graham@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.