Appeal after paintings and antiques stolen in Hope Valley burglary

POLICE investigating the theft of paintings and antiques are asking the public to be vigilant and tell officers if they see the items for sale.

A house in the Hope Valley was broken into some time between 5.15pm and 8.10pm on Tuesday, December 6.

The burglar took silverware, including Victorian dishes, six goblets with a gold trim around the top and a pair of candlesticks. They also took an antique silver cake basket and a three piece tea set, dated from around 1820.

Royal Crown Derby, a marble lion and a pair of bronze busts were stolen, along with two oil paintings.

Officers are urging anyone, particularly people in the antiques and fine art business, to contact police if they are offered items such as these for sale, or if they have information as to who may have stolen them.

The victim’s black 4x4 was taken and found abandoned in a field off the B6051 at Barlow the following day.

Anyone with information about the burglary should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.