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Man arrested over theft in Surrey of valuable jewellery

Stolen diamond bracelet
Police said the items of jewellery stolen were cherished and distinctive

A 20-year-old man has been arrested over the theft of distinctive handmade pieces of jewellery valued at more than £12,500 from a house in Surrey.

A diamond bracelet valued at £2,500, diamond earrings and a solitaire diamond on a white gold chain were among the items stolen.

The house near East Hill, in Oxted, was targeted between 12 and 14 January.

Police said the man, from New Addington, south London, was released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers said they were still trying to recover the stolen pieces of jewellery, and have urged auction houses, pawn shops and jewellers to contact them if they are offered valuable items.

Pc Karen Bradley said: "The items of jewellery stolen are cherished and distinctive pieces, many of which were handmade by a local jeweller."

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