POLICE are hunting thieves who stole more than £3,000 worth of items and treasured family photos from a Hampshire home.

Burglars forced open the living room window of a house in Argyle Road, Southampton, before ransacking the home.

They fled with a haul of items including gold jewellery worth around £2,500, an iPad worth £400, a games console and games worth £250, plus two mobile phones and a computer hard drive containing precious family photographs.

The theft happened between 8pm and 11pm on Saturday.

Anyone with information should contact PC Alessandra Altorio at Shirley police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.