AN INVESTIGATION was launched after several antiques were stolen from the home of an elderly couple in Hawarden.

The burglary happened overnight between February 26 and 27 when the property was empty.

PC 2521 Catherine McHarrie said: “A large number of antiques and very identifiable items were stolen, including several gents watches, a number of Liverpool FC and Armed Forces pin badges, a rose gold choker necklace inset with rubies dating back to the 1900’s and various WW1 memorabilia such as inscribed tobacco and snuff boxes and a brass timer for a WW1 bomb.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered such items over the past few weeks.”

Anyone who may have information relating to the burglary or the items stolen is can contact PC McHarrie at Llay Police Station on 101 quoting reference 19100078230.