A gold watch and a range of jewellery were stolen from a house.

Stunned homeowners returned to their home in Whitecroft, St Albans, to find their front door wide open and their house in a mess.

The property, which had been locked, was broken into on Monday December 10 between 7pm and 8.45pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting crime reference 41/64667/18 or email investigating officer DC Paul Edmonson on paul.edmondson@herts.pnn.police.uk