Burglars broke into a home and stole three "high-value" pieces of art, including a painting by Richard Hamilton.

The thieves broke into the property off Long Lane in Chorleywood between 8pm on Tuesday, May 26 and 4pm on Wednesday, May 27.

They entered an outbuilding and stole a sculpture of a gold dress, a framed print of the gold dress and a Richard Hamilton painting of a nude woman.

Officers investigating the burglary have released images of the stolen art and are asking people to get in touch if they have seen them recently.

PC Claire Milne-Smith, who is investigating, said: “These are high-value pieces and are very recognisable in their appearance, so we are asking the public to please come forward if they have any information in relation to the whereabouts of these items.

Watford Observer:

The Richard Hamilton painting. Photo: Met Police

Watford Observer:

Thieves stole a sculpture of a gold dress and a framed print of the gold dress. Photo: Met Police

“The owner has since registered both pieces on a national stolen artwork list, but if you can help please contact me.”

Anyone with information is asked to email PC Milne-Smith at claire.milne-smith@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call 101 quoting reference 41/41431/20.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit its website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.