JEWELLERY, a mobile phone and lighter were stolen in a house raid.

The break-in happened between 10.30pm and 11.40pm on April 12 when thieves got in through a rear door of a property in Pound Farm Lane, Dovercourt, and made a messy search of the premises.

Once inside they stole three gold rings one being described as a large band with raised dimples, another a half sovereign, a brass lighter with a wick and a gold effect Victorian Sovereign.

They also took a Nokia mobile telephone.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have been offered these items for sale or who may have any information about the break in.

Anyone with information should call DC Louise Nellist 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.