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Legend cancels Boleyn return after medals stolen

Filed: Friday, 1st May 2015
By: Staff Writer

Hammers legend Ken Brown has cancelled a trip to the Boleyn Ground this weekend after he returned from holiday to discover he had been the victim of a burglary.

81-year-old Brown was due to be a star guest at the Boleyn Ground this weekend along with several fellow members of the 1965 Cup Winners' Cup Final-winning team. However he has now cancelled his return to Upton Park after returning from holiday to discovered that his home had been burgled.

As well as a number of valuable items, Brown also lost his 1964 FA Cup winners medal and 1965 Cup Winners' Cup winners medal. "To think that someone has entered my home and taken them hurts me a lot," he told whufc.com.

"But itís the sentimental value of whatís been taken that matters more. I have grandchildren who play football and I love being able to show them the medals when they come and visit.

"They wonít like to see their granddad upset, but unfortunately thatís how I feel at the moment. I can only hope those responsible for doing this can see how pointless it is to take something that has no value to them and such great value to us."

Brown, who received one England cap during his playing career was a key member of the West Ham United team that won both the FA Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup within a year at Wembley between 1964 and 1965.

* Anyone who may have information regarding the burglary should contact DC Matthew Jenkins at Great Yarmouth CID on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800.

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