Shropshire

Help for Heroes cheques totalling £8,000 taken from home

Cheques made out to forces charity Help for Heroes totalling £8,000 were among items stolen in a burglary at a Shropshire cottage.

A total of 23 cheques made out to the charity, collected from a fund-raising event at the weekend, were taken from Leighton Road, Buildwas, Telford.

Thieves broke in between 15:00 BST and 16:00 BST on Tuesday by forcing a door.

A box of 12-bore shotgun cartridges, a digital camera and a laptop were among other items taken.

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