SILVERWARE worth £4,000 was stolen from an antiques dealer in Broadway.

The burglary at H W Keil took place between 10pm on December 5 and 8am the following morning.

Thieves took two 19th century silver trays, one with decorative feet and the other with decorative band around the rim , worth £500 each.

Three 18th century coconut shell ornaments; worth £3,000 altogether, were also stolen.

Two of the ornaments had real shells mounted on top of a silver stem and the shell itself had a silver rim while the third was a coconut shell dish with a silver rim.

Other items taken include a silver wine tasting cup, sugar bowl and salt and pepper sets.