Thieves steal 'sentimental items' from Telford home

A plate with the same design as the other items that were stolen
Image caption The tea set had been in her family for generations

Thieves broke into an elderly woman's Telford home as she slept and stole a number of "sentimental items".

A tea set which had been handed down through the generations of her family and a silver cruet set given to her by her late husband were taken.

Police said the break-in happened overnight from 15 to 16 April in Dallamoor, in Hollinswood.

A spokesman said offenders had forced their way into the property through a downstairs window.

The tea set, which was made by Royal Vale, included six saucers, six plates and four teacups - two of the tea cups were left behind.

The silver salt and pepper pot set with a mustard pot, all in a presentation box, was a 25th wedding anniversary present.

The woman's handbag and purse were also stolen but he said the handbag was later discovered in a nearby alleyway.

Det Con Ian Benjamin asked anyone with any information to come forward.

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