VIDEO: Gold jewellery owners sought

Police have appealed for owners of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery recovered from a shop to come forward to identify their property.

The haul is currently being held at Wellingborough police station, and officers are keen to reunite the items with their rightful owners.

Wellingborough police have a large amount of jewellery which they believe might have been stolen, and are now appealing for help from the public

Wellingborough police have a large amount of jewellery which they believe might have been stolen, and are now appealing for help from the public

Jewellery includes 24-carat gold rings, necklaces, pendants, brooches and earrings.

PC Ashley Clifton said: “We recovered it from a shop in town. We are not sure if any of it is stolen.

“Some of the pieces are very distinctive and look like they might have come from older relatives.

“I think we have got about 70 bagfuls. We have been going through our property system trying to identify everything.

“If you have had it stolen, you are going to be able to say, ‘That was bought for me by Auntie so-and-so’.”

Many of the items have been individually valued, but police have not given an exact estimate of how much the total haul might be worth.

Anyone who has had jewellery go missing and who wants to find out if it has been recovered by the police is asked to contact the front counter of Wellingborough police station by calling 101.

PC Clifton has warned that the jewellery will only be held at the police station for a matter of a few weeks.

He said people who wanted to claim the jewellery as theirs should bring photos of the items as proof.