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Marriage proposal thwarted after raiders make off with high-value engagement ring in Bath

The owner of the ring was going to propose to his girlfriend before it was stolen. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Raiders escaped with a high-value engagement ring in a Gucci holdall from a flat in Bath - thwarting one man's marriage proposal.

The ring belonged to a 29-year-old man visiting from Thailand, who'd planned to propose to his girlfriend during the trip.

Police have released CCTV footage to try and track down the suspects.

Police are asking for help in identifying the suspects. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Footage shows two men who police want to identify in connection with the theft.

They entered a holiday let in New King Street at about 3:20pm on Monday December 9.

The ring was in a brown box, along with a Gucci scarf, men’s brogue shoes, wireless headphones and a passport.

They believe the high-value ring and the other items were carried out of the property in the victim's Gucci holdall.

We want to identify the two men in the CCTV clip below in connection with this offence. Do you know who they are? If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219284109, or contact us through the Avon and Somerset Police website.

– Avon and Somerset Police