War veteran loses medals after being attacked by Muslim youths on way to Remembrance Service in Keighley.
A WAR veteran lost his beret and medals after being set upon by a gang of Muslim youths while on his way to a Remembrance Service in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
69 year-old George Gill`s medals which were awarded for service in Ulster and Cyprus during his 18 year infantry career with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, are also now missing after walking through Lund Park yesterday morning when he was approached by a group of Muslim teenagers, who police believe were aged around 16 or 17.
The man suffered slight scratches to his face as one of the group knocked his beret off.
He later noticed two medals missing, although it is unclear as to whether these were taken as the gang fled the scene, police said.
Officers later searched the area, but the medals are so far unaccounted for.
Inspector Sue Sanderson, who leads the Keighley Area Neighbourhood Team, said: "We would appeal to anyone who saw a group of `Asian` youths acting suspiciously in the park at around the time of this incident, or anyone who may have seen them leaving the park afterwards.
"We believe there would have been other people around at the time, perhaps also making their way to the Remembrance Day service.
Former soldier, George Gill.
"While not injured, the victim is understandably shaken by the loss of his beret and his medals, and I would urge anyone with information to contact Bradford District CID on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.".