Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Marine Policing Unit have released images of jewellery and memorabilia recovered from the bottom of a pond, in the hope of reuniting the items with their owners.
The dive team were working on an unrelated case at Slade Ponds in Greenwich on Wednesday, April 20, when they recovered the items in a supermarket carrier bag. Officers believe the objects have been in the pond for a considerable length of time.
The items include:
- A watch with a black strap and the following inscription on the reverse: South Eastern Gas Board, Presented to William J. Haynes, In recognition of 40 years valued service 1932 - 1972.
- A cycling medal with the following inscription on the reverse: ‘1937 Club 50, 1st H cap, J. Hutchinson.
- A ring with the inscription ‘In Arduis Fidelis’, the insignia of the Royal Army Medical Corp.
- A pin badge with the inscription ‘TAFFA’.
- A number of dog tags.
PC Steve Morgan, of the Wapping based Marine Policing Unit, said: “It’s likely that these items were stolen during the course of residential burglaries and later discarded.
“Most of these objects are likely to be of sentimental, rather than monetary value and it would be wonderful if we could reunite them with their rightful owners, or their descendants.”
Anyone with any information or anyone who recognises the items is asked to contact PC Steve Morgan of the Marine Policing Unit.