DETECTIVES in Selby have urged a witness to come forward following a burglary in the area.

Thieves broke into a house in West Haddlesey between 10am and 5pm on Thursday, July 3, and stole a large amount of money and jewellery.

North Yorkshire Police said some of the jewellery was returned with a note from someone who said they saw it thrown from a white van, and who signed the note “Bernie”.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Barnett, of Selby CID, said: “If you are Bernie, I ask you to come forward and contact the police straight away as you may vital information which could help to progress my enquiry. I am also asking anyone who can help to identify Bernie, or has any information about this burglary, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should phone Selby CID on 101, email or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.