Haul of antiques stolen from pensioner’s home in Durham

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A HAUL of antiques have been stolen from the home of an elderly woman.

The collection of goods were taken from the pensioner’s home in Gilesgate on Friday March 20.

The items include a bronze Nepalese lion: a Priscilla Han cold cast bronze horse; a blue glass and sterling silver sugar pot and a red glass, double-ended scent bottle.

Two matching Doulton blue and green vases, one of which is pictured, were removed from the mantelpiece. They are described as having long slender necks and bear appliqué medallions on which are Roman emperors’ heads.

It is believed a man and woman, described as in their mid-20s to late-30s, entered the home taking the items.

Police are keen to trace the stolen items which include those pictured. Four of the items pictured are resemblances only of those stolen.

All of the items pictured as a collection were stolen, with the exception of the candlesticks.

Anyone with information about the stolen property, or the burglars responsible, are asked to contact Pc Anna Mitchell or Pc Michael Renshaw at Durham City CID on 0191 3752811, or via 101. Callers are asked to quote incident reference DHM-21032015-0105 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.