Burglars smashed their way into a home and stole collectable coins and valuable jewellery.

As well as the collection of £2 coins and jewellery which included wedding and engagement rings, they also stole Nintendo DS games consoles, a ladies watch and a cream Burberry handbag.

The thieves broke the patio doors to get into the home in Greenway Gardens, Great Notley.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We want to speak to anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area during the daytime on October 18.

"We also want to hear from anyone who has been offered items fitting the description of those stolen."

It happened on Thursday, October 18, between 10.30am and 1.15pm.

Call DC Robin Coltman of Braintree CID on 101 quoting reference 42/151689/18 with any information.