Treasured jewellery acquired during a 60 year marriage has been stolen by burglars - leaving a family broken hearted.

Now police are appealing to the public in the hope that the items can be returned to their rightful owners.

Raiders smashed in the rear patio doors of a house in Haymill Road, Burnham, between 2pm and 6.45pm on Tuesday, December 17 before stealing the jewellery and cash.

The jewellery had been brought over the years by Don Williams, 86, for his late wife Barbara during 60 years of travelling together.

When she died it passed to the couple's daughter - and it was her family home that was raided.

Mr Williams, who lives in Farnham Common said: "My daughter was also burgled six years ago and had all her own jewellery stolen. Her mother died two and a half years ago and the jewellery passed to her.

"She had had her door reinforced but they just smashed their way in."

The jewellery is insured but that is no compensation - to the family it was beyond price.

The family had photographed all the jewellery in case the worse happened and police have now released photographs of each item.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Walker-Hall, based at Slough police station, said: “Burglaries are very distressing crimes knowing someone has been into your home. But this was particularly upsetting for the victim as it was so close to Christmas. Many of the items were of a great sentimental value and I am keen to reunite these items with their rightful owner.

“I urge everyone to take a look at these items and to get in touch if you believe you have been offered something similar or think you have spotted them for sale anywhere."

You can contact the police by calling 101 quoting reference number 43190393834 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”