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Antiques stolen in house burglary

Hand painted pictures and candle snuffers were among a haul of antiques stolen from a Northamptonshire house.

Burglars broke in through patio doors at the back of the property in High Street, Gretton, police said.

Among the items stolen in the raid on Friday morning were a mahogany table with in-laid chess table with hand carved pieces in red and white.

Northamptonshire police have appealed for anyone with information about the raid to contact them.

Also stolen was a black writing box with a mother of pearl top and blue velvet interior with a silver and glass inkpot, various silver antique match boxes and a pair of flint lock pistols, one of which had a male's head in brass on the bottom of the handle.

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