POLICE are hunting burglars who broke into a house in a village near Marlborough and escaped with jewellery.

The raid took place at around 6pm on Tuesday in Chilton Foliat and police believe a dog walker may be the key to finding the gang.

A police spokesman said: "We’re appealing for witnesses. Offenders managed to gain entry to the address in the village and steal an amount of jewellery.

"It’s believed the thieves then left in a vehicle heading towards Hungerford.

"We are particularly keen to speak to a dog walker who was seen passing this address at the time of the incident and who may have seen the suspects."

Anyone who saw anything suspicious on Tuesday evening or noticed a vehicle driving erratically, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54200017408.