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Clacton: Veteran's medal snatched from uniform at memorial service
12:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
A VETERAN had a service medal snatched from his uniform while he was paying tribute to fallen soldiers at a memorial service.
The ex-soldier, who asked not to be named, was attending the Battle of Britain memorial service on Clacton seafront when the incident happened.
Just before the service the man was approached by a stranger who pushed and jostled him, waving his arms.
After eventually getting around the assailant, the veteran realised his Canal Zone service medal was missing from the front of his uniform.
He earned the medal by serving in Egypt, Israel and Cyprus in the 1950s.
Police confirmed they are investigating the theft and have appealed for anyone with information to contact Clacton officers on 101.