Kate Middleton-style ring stolen during break-in in Leeds

Ring stolen in Leeds
Ring stolen in Leeds

A ring identical to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s engagement ring was among £40,000 worth of jewellery stolen in a burglary in Leeds.

Thieves got into a locked garage in the back garden of a house in Stanningley Road by removing roof tiles some time between January 17 and January 31.

The house is let to tenants but the garage is used by the property owner for storage.

A large amount of jewellery was taken including a large gold, diamond and sapphire ring, which is said to be identical to Kate Middleton’s engagement ring but with a light blue sapphire.

Also stolen were two limited edition Michael Schumacher Omega watches - one with a rare chequered flag face and the other with a black face - and a Rolex Submariner day/date watch.

Other items taken included gold chains, pendants, bracelets and rings.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who has been offered these distinctive items of jewellery for sale or anyone with any information that could assist the investigation.

They should contact Detective Constable Lee Swift at North West Leeds CID via 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.