POLICE are searching for the rightful owners of a host of items which are believed to have been stolen.

Hertfordshire Police have uncovered a stash including tools, lawnmowers, bicycles and suitcases which are thought to have been taken from Colchester last year.

PC Ben Stratton said: " “This property is believed to originate from the Colchester area of and is thought to have been stolen from vehicles between October 29 and November 1 last year.

"We recovered the items from a stolen van in the Watford area and would like to reunite them with their rightful owners.

“If you believe any of the property pictured may belong to you please get in touch with me by emailing ben.stratton@herts.pnn.police.uk, calling the non-emergency number 101 or online at herts.police.uk/Report.”