A historic medal and badge were stolen from a home.

A property in Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead was broken into on August 23 between 1.50 pm and 2.15pm.

The offender(s) took jewellery and a Renter Warden’s badge inscribed "Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers".

Also taken was a Waterloo medal issued to John Hamilton of the First Regiment of Lifeguards in 1815.

St Albans local crime unit Detective Constable Colin Workman said: “Some of the items taken are highly distinctive and I am appealing for anyone who thinks they may have come across them to please get in touch as soon as possible.

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This item was stolen from the home in Wheathampstead. Photo: Met Police

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the burglary.

“Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could greatly assist our enquiries.”

If you have any information report online at herts.police.uk/report, or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/76781/19.

You can stay anonymous by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.