POLICE are appealing for information after a couple in their eighties returned home to discover their bungalow had been ransacked last night.

The burglary happened in Selkirk Close in Cheltenham some time between 9pm and 11pm yesterday, Monday, September 1.

A safe containing a large amount of cash and jewellery including nine carat gold diamond rings and a gold Seiko watch were taken by the intruders.

House to house and forensic inquiries are continuing but the victims have been left very distressed by the incident and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward straight away.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or can help in any way should call 101, quoting incident 557 of September 1.

Other residents in the area will be visited by officers offering security advice and reassurance.