Rare Olympic and Commonwealth medals were stolen during a burglary in Monks Risborough last month. 

The medals - which looked like those shown in the replica images above - were taken by burglars who forced their way into a house in Burton Lane at some point between 5pm on March 3 and 2.45pm on March 5. 

They managed to get into the building by forcing open a side window and they got away with a number of the occupant's belongings - including the sentimental medals. 

Police are now urging anyone who may have been offered the medals to come forward and help get them back to the rightful owner. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Francesca Keen, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This offence has caused the victim to lose items of high sentimental value to them.

"Given the rarity of these medals I am hoping these images will jog someone’s memory and help return these to their rightful owner.

“I am appealing to anyone who may work with precious metals who may have seen items like these offered to them, or anyone who may have spotted items like these advertised online, to come forward."

Call 101 quoting reference 43190068853 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.