POLICE are appealing for help from members of the public after jewellery was stolen during a burglary at a house in Woolston.

Burglars targeted a home on Edward Gardens at some stage between 1.30pm on Sunday, May 19, and 10am on Monday, May 20, while the owners were away.

The offenders smashed their way into the property through the backdoor and stole items including jewellery before fleeing.

Detective sergeant Tom Hall said: "Firstly, I want to assure residents that we are doing everything we can to catch the people who committed this crime.

"To help with our investigation I want to ask the public to come forward with any information – no matter how small.

"Have you seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area before the burglary took place?

"Have you got CCTV or dashcam footage of any suspicious vehicles that might help identify the people responsible?

"I also want to hear from anyone who may have had people asking to do work on addresses perhaps involving guttering, driveways or gardening."

This was one of 12 burglaries reported in total over the weekend of May 17 to 19.

Two houses in Warrington were broken into, while keys were stolen through the letterboxes of two properties.

One business was targeted in a burglary, while attempted break-ins were reported at two more homes.

And five sheds were also burgled in the town.

It came on a weekend that a total of 38 burglaries were reported to Cheshire Police, with incidents across the county - leading to the force issuing a warning to residents.

Anyone with information on the Edward Gardens burglary is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML405931, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.