AN elderly woman’s house was burgled as she slept.

Thieves entered the 81-year-old’s home in Snakemoor Lane, Durley, between 5.30pm last Tuesday and 7.30am the next day. They took a number of personal items, including ornaments, jewellery, cash and two handbags.

Police staff investigator Jackie Little said: “This was a despicable incident where an elderly woman was targeted while she was asleep in her own home. It is likely that the offenders have used a car to remove the stolen items, and they have also taken a sofa cushion cover, possibly to carry the stolen goods.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 101.