Antique items stolen from dead man’s home in Grantham

Tapestry stolen from house in Longcliffe Road, Grantham.
Tapestry stolen from house in Longcliffe Road, Grantham.
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Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive items were stolen during a burglary in Longcliffe Road, Grantham.

It is believed that sometime between Sunday, September 7 and Thursday, October 16, an offender or offenders gained access to the detached house, which at the time was unoccupied.

The owner of the house has since passed away and when family returned to collect sentimental items they discovered that the property had been burgled.

It is thought access was gained by forcing open a rear window. An untidy search was carried out in the bedrooms.

Items taken include old costume jewellery, silver plated cutlery and antique items, including those pictured below and a set of Charles Dickens novels purchased in the 1920s with a dark green material cover and gold lettering. Some of these items are unique and were not on display in the house.

Anyone who has any information in relation the burglary, or any collectors or buyers who may have been offered any of the items for sale, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 and ask for DC Samantha Hayton. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.