A VALUABLE working model steam engine has been stolen from a village near Pershore.

The house in Pinvin was broken into between Monday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 20.

Among the items taken was a highly detailed, coalfired 3½-inch gauge fourcylinder King class steam locomotive and tender in Brunswick green with a lion on wheel crest.

The model is of number 6000 – King George V and is transportable in specially made carrying boxes, also painted Brunswick green.

The locomotive and tender are unique and worth several thousand pounds.

Anyone with information can call the burglary team at Worcester police station on 01905 331089, quoting OIS 192- S-200612, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.