WORLD War One medals have been stolen from the home of a pensioner in the New Forest.

The medals, awarded to the uncle of the 91-year-old victim, were stolen from a house in Milford-on-Sea.

They are described as being engraved with details including: Private 19260 with Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment around the edge.

Police say burglars gained access to the property in Lymington Road, by forcing open a key safe mounted on the outside wall.

They also dismantled the security lights and burglar alarms during the raid, between December 5 and December 6.

Officers say burglars ransacked all of the rooms and, alongside the medals, stole a small gold plated round face with a black leather strap.

They also stole an antique gold heart shaped pendant on a long chain that belonged to the victim’s late wife.

They further took 12 bottles of single malt whisky and 12 bottles of red and white wine.

Some of the parts from the CCTV/burglar alarm were found in neighbouring Lyndale Close.

If you are offered any of these items under suspicious circumstances or if you have any information about this crime, call police on 101, quoting reference 44180460681.

Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.