"A BOULDER" was thrown through patio doors as a house in Musselburgh was broken into on Boxing Day night.

Jewellery and other personal items were stolen from the home on the town’s Whitehill Farm Road at some point between 10pm on Boxing Day and 3am the following day.

A spokesman for Police Scotland encouraged people to get in touch with any information.

He said: “Entry to the premises was gained following a boulder being thrown through the rear window of a patio door.

“The means of entry would create a degree of noise.

“A quantity of jewellery and other personal items were stolen from within.

“If you remember seeing or hearing anything suspicious at that time or if you have been offered jewellery for sale recently, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1220 of December 27.”