Cumbria

Antiques worth £10k stolen from house in Cumbria

A Royal Doulton figurine produced for the Waterford Wedgwood group
Image caption Among the items stolen were eight Royal Doulton ladies ornaments

Antiques worth a total of £10,000 have been stolen from a house in Kendal, Cumbria.

Burglars broke into the house through a downstairs window and stole items including a Masons Ironstone dinner service and Wedgwood Christmas plates.

The burglary happened between 20 and 23 October at a house on Burton Road.

Police are appealing for witnesses and have warned local antique dealers to be vigilant. Police said all items stolen were of sentimental value.

Stolen items include a Masons Ironstone dinner service, a Heredities bronze horse, mare, foal and shepherd, Carlton Ware tea service and side plates, Beswick Birds and eight Royal Doulton ladies ornaments.

Silver jewellery

Also four Ensley Ladies ornaments, a complete set of Wedgwood Christmas plates, a Capodimonte Regency set, a large Beswick Golden Labrador and various items of silver jewellery.

Det Con Kelly Hayton, of Cumbria Police, said: "The stolen items amount to around £10,000 but they also have real sentimental value to their owners.

"I'd also appeal to local antique dealers to be vigilant. If you have been approached by someone offering any of the above items for sale, please contact us.

"You may have information that can help lead us to those responsible."

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