THOUSANDS of pounds worth of silver antiques have been stolen from a family home.

The house in Westfield Lane, Hastings, was broken into overnight between Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10 while the occupants were sleeping.

A large number of silver antiques of sentimental value, and worth more than £50,000, were stolen including candlesticks, cutlery and christening mugs. Police ask anyone with information to contact them online or call 101 quoting serial 303 of 10/06.