Wrapped Christmas presents and a coin collection of sentimental value were among the items stolen when a Middlesbrough home was ransacked.

Police are appealing for information after a property was burgled on Netherfields Crescent, Netherfields .

The incident was reported to police on Thursday, but the burglary, in which the inside of the house was damaged, is believed to have occurred sometime over the past week.

Mattresses from beds were stolen, along with children’s toys – including wrapped Christmas presents – a TV, DVD player, a digital SKY box, women’s and children’s clothes. A bottle of whiskey and a coin collection, both of sentimental value, were also taken.

Inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses, or anyone who may have been offered the stolen items for sale, are asked to contact PC Dannii Dixon on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 183200.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org .

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