Rare brooch stolen by thieves

The rare brooch which has been stolen from a house near Bedale. (S)

The rare brooch which has been stolen from a house near Bedale. (S)

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A rare regimental brooch worth several thousand pounds has been stolen from a house near Bedale.

Police are appealing for information after the theft of the 14th/20th King’s Hussars brooch, made from 9ct gold and set with a diamond, two sapphires, a ruby and an enamelled crown.

It was stolen from a house in Burneston between Saturday December 15 and 22.

“The King’s Hussars brooch is a of great sentimental value to the owners and its theft has deeply upset them,” said PC Quita Passmore, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team.

“If you know who committed this burglary or may have been offered any of the jewellery for sale, I urge you to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.”

The thieves also stole a large quantity of other jewellery including an Art Deco antique white gold pendant set with many diamonds and a sapphire, a nine- carat gold ring with a mounted blue topaz stone, a set of pearls stitched onto pink ribbons, a Baccarat Pink Heart Pendant on a black silk rope, a nine-carat gold set Jade Ring, a nine-carat gold three stone ring diamond engagement ring, wedding rings, gold earrings and bracelets.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120215636.