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Antiques 'worth thousands' stolen from Fife house

Police have started an investigation into the theft of thousands of pounds worth of antiques from a house in Fife.

The break-in at the house in Colinsburgh took place between 18 December and Sunday, 23 December.

The stolen items included a grandfather clock, an antique spinning wheel, Japanese vases and highland dress accessories including a dirk, a skean dhu and a sporran.

Detectives have asked antiques dealers to watch out for suspicious items.

Det Con Kevin Payne of Fife Constabulary said: "We are appealing for information about this break-in as the value of property stolen runs to thousands of pounds.

"Some of the items are quite big and this crime would have taken time to complete."

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