Pensioner’s photos from World War Two stolen in burglary in Huddersfield

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Police are appealing for help finding a thief who hit a pensioner’s home in Huddersfield and took his photos from World War Two.

The 88-year-old victim had left his home on Scholes Road in Birkby to visit his neighbour when the culprit attacked.

He took two wallets from the windowsill in the living room.

One of the wallets had around £40 inside as well as 12 photographs from the war described as being of great sentimental value.

The victim had left his front door slightly ajar when he left his home.

He and his neighbour believe they spotted the suspect leaving the scene and described him as being a white man in his late teens or early 20s with a pasty complexion and blue eyes.

He was around 5ft 7ins tall and slim, had brown hair and wore a black jacket.

Any witnesses to the burglary on Tuesday 17 July at around 10pm whe or anyone comes across any discarded wallets containing old photographs is asked to contact PC Sarah Purcell at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685.