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Pensioner's sentimental gold jewellery stolen in early-hours burglary in Thursby Road, Highcliffe

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OLD jewellery of great sentimental value was stolen when burglars raided a pensioner's Highcliffe home.

The victim’s address in Thursby Road was targeted on Sunday 5th March, but police have now released details, along with pictures of the jewellery in a bid to reunite them with their owner.

Among the items was a Christmas tree brooch, filigree earrings, a gate bracelet, an engagement ring and a wedding ring.

These jewels were stolen from a home in Highcliffe
These jewels were stolen from a home in Highcliffe

Those who were in the area during the Saturday night into Sunday morning and saw any suspicious activity are urged to come forward.

PC Greg Johnson said: “This burglary has had a significant impact on the victim as a number of sentimental items were taken, including jewellery that belonged to his elderly mother.

“I am issuing images of some of the stolen jewellery in the hope that someone may recognise them and know where they are or who was responsible for this offence.

“These items are more than just pieces of jewellery to the victim, and I would urge anyone who has seen them offered for sale locally to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information should contact officers at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online or by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting crime reference number 55220036567.

Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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