Burglars have stolen a record collection and musical equipment from a home in Polgigga, near Land's End.

Police are appealing for information following the theft, which happened between 8pm on Friday, April 14, and and 1.30pm on Monday, April 17.

The rear door of an isolated property was forced and items of great sentimental value were taken, including a box of approximately 100 7” 45rpm vinyl records. The records were mostly in white card sleeves with a few black sleeves with yellow labels. They were contained in a silver coloured metal box with handwritten dividers. The records are a mixture of reggae, rock steady, ska, dance hall and dub.

Also stolen was a squeeze box with hexagonal ends in a blue box, a laptop, a camera and a large quantity of electronic music production equipment.

Detective Constable Neil Harvey said: "Aside from the monetary value of the stolen items, the record collection is as you might imagine a treasured and very personal possession built up over a number of years and we are keen to reunite this vinyl with the owner.

"Our investigation is ongoing and active, and we have alerted record shops and second hand stores across Cornwall to be on the lookout for the records and other items using our Devon and Cornwall Alert community messaging service. I would reiterate our appeal that if anyone is offered 7" vinyl records, or any of the other items listed as stolen, and is uncertain about their provenance, to please contact the police."

Police are appealing to anyone with any information about this crime or who has seen any of the property to contact police by emailing 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 and quoting reference CR/028666/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to police through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-org.uk