A HUNT has been launched after war memorabilia worth more than £1,000 was stolen from the home of a man in his 90s.

A man went to the house in Sholing Road, Southampton, between midday and 1.30pm on Tuesday, March 26, to buy some jewellery, after a victim was put through the victim's letterbox.

Police say genuine memorabilia from the Second World War was stolen, including an officer's cap and various uniform badges.

The thief is described as being white, about 55 to 65 years old, about six feet tall, of a large build, and had grey, receding hair.

He was wearing a light-coloured lightweight jacket, a dark-coloured shirt, a tie, and trousers.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: "Have you been offered any war memorabilia for sale?

"Or do you recognise the man in the images or from the description?

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44190105297."