ANTIQUES worth about £8,000 have been stolen from a house in Ryedale.

The thieves took a Joseph Bates long case clock, an oak bureau and phone table, silver salt and pepper sets - one featuring an elephant design - and two six-piece sets of silver cutlery from the house in Grange Avenue, Staxton.

They also took a silver plate rose bowl, a silver teapot and a silver tray. The crime was reported to police on Sunday.

Anybody with information about the theft, or who believes they have been offered the stolen items for sale, should phone Pc Louise Beck of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, email or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.