Distinctive jewellery stolen from Brightlingsea home

The Orphans Cup� football medal

The Orphans Cup� football medal - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating a burglary are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have come across some of the distinctive stolen items to come forward.

The burglars forced their way into the home on Queens Street, Brightlingsea by smashing a window between 6.30pm and 8pm on Sunday.

Once inside they ransacked the home and stole several items of jewellery, worth around £5,000, and some alcohol.

Amongst the jewellery and valuables taken were: a distinctive football medal which has “Orphans Cup” engraved on the back and dates back to the 1930s; a ring and earrings which are gold with Turquoise stones; a pocket watch; and a gold frame containing an old photograph of a child.

A handmade wooden oak jewellery box – which is a foot in length and 18ins deep, lined with green velvet inside and with dove tail joints – was also taken.

Detectives investigating the break-in have released images of some of the distinctive items taken in the hope someone may come across them.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.