A WORKINGTON mum has been reunited with items of sentimental value stolen from her house.

Jenny Kurzyk, of Banklands, contacted the Times & Star after her house was burgled and two lockable boxes containing mementos, letters as well as documents were taken in the raid.

And after her emotional appeal was published, the boxes were recovered by staff at The Elms on Infirmary Road, a residential children’s respite home run by West House.

Jenny said: "Overjoyed just doesn't come close. I cried, and I know I just kept saying thank you over and over on the phone.

"I couldn't go and collect it immediately but by the time I got there staff and the police had collected every document together for me. It was all in a sorry state, muddy and soggy but it was all there.

"Miraculously the important documents were immaculate but some of the sentimental things were ruined. But at least I got them back. I really thought I would never see those boxes again and I am immensely grateful to staff for contacting the police and then tracking me down. The world is full of lovely people."

Jenny’s house was broken into last Sunday night while she and her family were in bed.

Her appeal to find the boxes was widely shared on social media and Jenny said she was grateful to the Times & Star for helping to reunite her with her treasured belongings.

Police confirmed a red HP laptop was also taken along with a grey leather handbag containing a black Motorola G6 mobile telephone during the burglary.