SENTIMENTAL garden ornaments have been stolen from a pensioner's home in Barnsley.

Two gnomes were taken sometime between 8.30pm on August 26 and noon the following day from an 82-year-old woman’s garden on Aldham House Lane, Wombwell.

PC Iona Edwards, investigating the incident, said: “The woman has been collecting these gnomes for many years and they are extremely sentimental to her.

“Two were stolen and a third damaged as the offenders tried to get out of the garden and the entire incident has left the woman frightened and quite distressed.

“She gets much joy from looking out at the gnomes in the garden each day and I’d urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious that evening and into the following morning to get in touch with us.

“We’d love to be able to reunite the woman with the gnomes and catch those responsible.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1079 of August 31, 2017.