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The British lord who helped to recover Waiouru's stolen medals is back in the country to open a crimebusting telephone service.

Lord Michael Ashcroft, whose $200,000 reward led to the return of 96 war medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum in 2007, offered last year to help set up a Crimestoppers phone line similar to the one he set up in Britain in 1988.