Seventeen medals worn by a bogus war veteran in a Warwickshire parade have been sold in an internet auction for nearly £400, it has emerged.

Roger Day sparked uproar when he wore the medals during a Remembrance Day Parade in Bedworth, on November 11 last year.

It was established by military experts he could never have been awarded all of the medals and he was subsequently charged under the Army Act 1955.

In January, he was ordered to do 60 hours of community work after he admitted unlawfully using military decoration.

But days after his appearance at Nuneaton Magistrates' Court, it emerged the legislation used by prosecutors had been repealed 11 days before the march through Bedworth.

The Crown Prosecution Service said that as a result it had decided to discontinue its case against Mr Day.

Now the medals worn by the 62-year-old, of Church Street, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, have been sold on e-Bay for £386. The 17 medals sold included the French Croix de Valeur Militaire, the Military Medal and medal for Meritorious Service, according to the website.

The author of the website message accompanying pictures of the medals claims to be his wife, 38-year-old Maxine Day.

It reads: "These are the actual medals worn by Roger Day at the Bedworth Remembrance Day Parade on 11th November 2009, as seen in most of the national newspapers and TV etc. These medals were all purchased by me (his wife) over a period of about two years and cost over £600 in total."