THREE samurai swords have been stolen in a burglary.

It happened in Briercliff in Scarborough sometime between 1am and 10am on December 23, say North Yorkshire Police in an appeal made today.

Multiple items where stolen, including three samurai swords with black and silver sheaths.

Officers are appealing for information from anybody who may have been in the area at that time, anyone with any knowledge of the items that have been stolen or may know where they are now.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190234050.