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They broke into Blackbrook Antiques Village, near Weeford in the early hours of June 8 after forcing their way into the main barn.

Items stolen include a bronze bell inscribed Taylor and Co., valued at £850; a brass lectern in the shape of an eagle (£1175); a pair of Chippendale chairs (£2250); two Arts and Crafts oak chairs (£440); and a pair of stained glass panels (£3000). Other antiques suffered damage.

Blackbrook manager Barbara Mitchell said they would now hire night security and instal a new CCTV system. Police are studying the images from the camera trained on the car park and are appealing for information.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Lichfield CID on 08453 302010 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.