MORE than £25,000 worth of jewellery was stolen during an Upton raid.

Merseyside Police is trying to trace a number of items that were taken during the burglary, which happened on Sunday, February 2.

It is thought the burglary occurred sometime overnight on Saturday, February 1 while the occupier was being treated in hospital.

The jewellery alone is worth in excess of £25,000.

DC Andy Cullen, said: "Sadly this victim has had a number of irreplaceable and distinctive items taken which are of great sentimental value to her. Some of the items are all she had left to remind her of relatives who have sadly died.

"I ask members of the public to be on the lookout in case they are offered such items for sale, on the street, in a pawnbrokers or a jewellers."

Items taken from the property include:

· A gold diamond sliding ring.
· A diamond horseshoe engagement ring (eight diamonds in a yellow gold setting with a platinum claw).
· A white gold wedding ring.
· A white gold diamond eternity ring.
· A saphire and diamond eternity ring.
· An emerald and diamond eternity ring.
· A diamond ring.
· A ruby and diamond eternity ring (small stones).
· A ladies yellow gold Rolex wrist watch.
· A man's gold signet ring with the initials M.B.
· A gold gate bracelet with two charms; a number 13 and a W.R.N.S. crest with "Mummy" engraved on the back.
· A yellow gold diamond and pearl drop pendant.
· A pair of large pearl stud earrings.
· A pair of diamond and sapphire small drop earrings.
· A gold leaf brooch with amethyst and pearls.
· A tan coloured Radley handbag.
· A tan coloured Radley purse.
· A wallet.
· A disabled badge and clock card.

Anyone with information that may help this investigation should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2264 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111