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Burglary at Bucklebury home of Concorde pilot Tony Meadows after ‘murder-suicide’ | UK News

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Burglars have raided the home of a former Concorde pilot and stolen his career memorabilia, days after he and his wife were found dead.

The bodies of Tony and Paula Meadows were discovered at their farmhouse near the village of Bucklebury in West Berkshire, where the Duchess of Cambridge grew up.

The couple were both in their 80s when they died in a suspected murder-suicide.

Thames Valley Police have said the thieves broke in some time between 11pm on Sunday night and 11am on Monday morning.

Police at the home of Tony and Paula Meadows
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Police at the home of Tony and Paula Meadows

Cufflinks related to Concorde were among the items taken.

Detective Inspector Alice Broad said: “We are investigating this burglary in which it is thought a number of items linked to Concorde and Anthony Meadows’ work as a pilot were stolen.

“These items have sentimental value to the family who have recently lost both their mother and father.”

Appealing directly to the burglars, she asked them to “look into their conscience and return the items that hold valuable memories for the family”.

The elderly couple were found dead in their farm house in the West Berkshire village
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The elderly couple were found dead in their farm house in the West Berkshire village

Post-mortem examinations have not yet returned a cause of death for the pair but police launched a murder investigation, saying they were not looking for anyone else in the case.

Mr Meadows, 84, had been caring for his 85-year-old wife who was suffering with dementia.

He was part of the flight crew during the supersonic jet’s first passenger flight from Heathrow to New York in 1977.

:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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