Appeal for return of stolen beret badge

A Wallsend pensioner is appealing for the return of a sentimental war badge after her purse was stolen.

The 77-year-old paid for items at the Post Office in High Street West at 10.15am, on Thursday, October 2, and left not realising she had dropped her purse, which was then stolen.

While the purse was of little value and contained only a small amount of cash, it also had in it a silver cap badge given to the woman by her late husband almost 60 years ago.

The badge had been attached to his beret during the war and is of great sentimental value.

The woman is extremely upset by the loss of the badge which contains a crown and the words ‘Fear Naught’.

The stolen beret badge also had red felt attached to the back.

Police are urging any witnesses to the theft or anyone with information on the badge’s whereabouts to come forward.

People can contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 435 02/10/14, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.