JEWELLERY worth an estimated £3,000 was stolen from a house in an overnight burglary.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary at a property in Heene Road, Worthing, between 10pm on Friday, July 8, and 9.30am the following day.

Police said entry was forced into the house, with items worth an estimated £3,000 were taken from a jewellery box.

Items included a diamond and opal engagement ring, a pearl drop on a nine-carat gold chain, a gold watch chain with gold masonic charm, a nine-carat gold ring with a pearl and a topaz and gold broach.

Several dress rings, a silver and enamel Scout badge, a diamond engagement ring, a set of silver cufflinks and a gold bracelet were also stolen.

Investigating officers are asking members of the public, and particularly pawnbrokers, to be aware and to get in touch if they see any items matching the descriptions offered for sale.

They are also keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the burglary.

Anyone with any information, relevant CCTV or video doorbell footage, is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 1070 of 14/07.