BURGLARS fled after being disturbed by the occupant of a house at Chilworth.

However, police say that the intruders did get away with a quantity of jewellery from the large detached property in Pinelands Road during Saturday’s break-in. Glass in a rear door was smashed to gain entry.

Romsey-based Inspector Jackie Willson said: “At least two people are known to have been involved in the burglary, because they were spotted running away from the property by an occupant who returned home at about 11.50am after going out for a short while.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Eastleigh and Romsey CID on 101.