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Francesca Carpos hopes someone may be offered her stolen Fox 601 bassoon with serial number 25482.

Carpos bought the instrument, which was in a black rectangle case with a blue velvet lining, more than 20 years ago and it is valued at £30,000.

A second bassoon, a black plastic Fox version that Carpos used for teaching, was also stolen. She said it is “easily identifiable by the large scratched 'Kilburn School' on the tenor joint”.

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Dr Francesca Carpos.

Carpos, who has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and played on tours around the world, said: “I am very anxious to be reunited with my professional bassoon. I had a horrendous burglary and everything of value was stolen.”

Alongside the two bassoons, laptops, cash and jewellery were also taken including Carpos’ wedding and engagement rings.

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One of the rings stolen was this Cartier ring with a certificate.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 2431159/19.