A man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a robbery in south Shropshire.

Ben Markham, 28, broke down the front door to a house in Clee Hill in the middle of the night with a crowbar, before threatening the victim in their bedroom.

West Mercia Police said Markham, of Rainbow Hill in Worcester, forced the victim to open the safe in the home onNovember 10, 2020, before taking a large sum of money and thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

On April 20, a judge at Shrewsbury Crown Court sentenced Markham, who pleaded guilty to robbery, to seven years and six months in prison.

Detective Constable Jamie Pender said: “This incident would have been extremely traumatic for the victim so I am very pleased that Markham has been given this custodial sentence.

“However, it is unfortunate that the jewellery which held a great deal of sentimental value for the victim, has not been found.

"I’d therefore ask that if anyone has purchased any of the jewellery pictured or knows the whereabouts of the property that they hand it in to the Police or contact myself and all information will be treated anonymously.”