Four-year-old girl left 'terrified' after burglary at family farm in North Yorkshire

Detectives in North Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary at a family farm on New Year’s Eve which has left a four-year-old girl 'terrified'.

Officers say between 1pm and 5pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019, a farm on the outskirts of Thorpe Willoughby near to the Hambleton Roundabout on Selby Bypass was broken into.

The victims were not in.

Offenders gained entry by snapping the lock of a kitchen window and carried out an untidy search of every room before stealing a Canadian Ice diamond engagement ring with a white gold band and £800 of cash.

Police are appealing for information; in particular, from any dog walkers or employees of Network Rail who may have been in the vicinity between Saturday 28 December and New Year’s Eve to contact police if they noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in the area the time.

They would also like to hear from anyone who has any CCTV or dash-cam footage captured in Thorpe Willoughby leading up to, and on New Year’s Eve, which may help the investigation.

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation or has seen, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

“The victims returned to their home on New Year’s Eve and quickly realised that their home had been burgled after finding their front door wide and kitchen window wide open.

Police Investigator David Pegg of North Yorkshire Police