POLICE are appealing for help from the public after thousands of pounds worth of valuables were stolen from a South Derbyshire farm.
Detectives from Derbyshire Police are hunting for a gang of burglars who broke into a tack room at the farm in Clifton Road, Lullington, and then stole a number of valuable items that were stored inside.
Now, the force is desperate to speak to people who may have been offered a range of saddles, stirrup irons and bridles in the past few weeks to come forward.
A spokesman for the force said: “The offenders forced open a gate leading to a field at the property and then broke into the tack room by removing the padlocks.
“Among the items stolen from within were 16in and 17in Symonds Saddlery Cambridge GP saddles, two black leather bridles, two Le Miux sheepskin half pads, and two stirrup irons, each with crystal decorations.
“Also taken was a black Roma dressage saddle cloth and a red saddle cloth with the name ‘JC Hosen-Wen’ on it.
“The break-in happened at a farm in Clifton Road, Lullington, between midnight and 6.30am on Monday, June 23.
“Officers investigating the burglary want to hear from anyone who may know the whereabouts of the items or may have been offered them for sale.
“Witnesses to the burglary or anyone with information should use crime reference 25982/14.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.