Detectives are investigating a burglary in which war medals and sentimental letters and photographs were stolen.
Burglars broke into a house in Church Road, Shoeburyness, sometime between 9.15am on Monday, August 31 and 9.15am on Tuesday, September 1.
They had smashed a back door and also broke into a shed.
The Second World War medals stolen were the 1939–1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Arctic Star, Italy Star, Burma Star, veteran’s medal and Ushakov medal.
Personal photos, letters and some money were among other items taken.