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Richmond widow reunited with war medals found by river

World War II medals
The medals were found on 4 May in a plastic bag secured under a brick

A widow has been reunited with six medals awarded to her husband during World War II which had been found on a river bank in Richmond.

The medals, including a Military Cross inscribed Lt Thomas Reynolds of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Regiment, were found by the River Swale on 4 May.

Police had appealed for the owner to come forward after the discovery.

Mrs Reynolds, of Richmond, said she was grateful to have them back and thanked the police and man who found them.

The medals were discovered in a plastic bag along with a set of miniature replicas by a man walking by the River Swale.

Sgt Neil Northend of Richmond Police, said: "I am delighted that the medals which are of great sentimental value have been returned to their rightful owner and that they are being kept in the family.

"The time and effort that has gone into finding out where they belong has certainly been worthwhile."

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