POLICE are hunting burglars who stole an antique clock, medals, jewellery and a computer from a village home.

Offenders forced entry to a house in Batcombe, a village between Dorchester and Yeovil, on Friday, August 30 between 12.45pm and 5.45pm.

Stolen items include a James McCabe clock with the serial number 3158 or 3168, medals and a Dell laptop.

A quantity of jewellery, including diamond earrings, two signet rings and gold bracelets, was also stolen.

Police Constable Neil Gauden, of Bridport police, said the 1750 clock is of ‘great’ sentimental value to its owners and had been passed down through the generations since around 1750.

He said “It’s of great sentimental value to the victims and I’d urge anyone who is offered an item matching this description to contact police as soon as possible.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Batcombe area on Friday. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with any information should call Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.