Rochdale veteran, 96, presented with new medals after theft


A World War Two veteran has been presented with replacement medals after his original ones were stolen.

Ninety-six-year-old Jim Marland, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was surprised at half-time at a Rochdale AFC match.

The medals had been donated by a fellow veteran after he saw an appeal on social media.

Mr Marland said he wanted to thank everyone who had “been so nice”.

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