A woman who stumbled upon a jewellery box in a pillowcase while out walking her dog is hoping to find the rightful owner.
Sally Jones said she came across the box and its contents on the outskirts of Haywards Heath.
“I think it is quite likely any items of high value have been taken but there is still a huge quantity of personal items there,” Sally said. “some quite distinctive pieces including a locket with two photographs and a named bracelet.
“I am particularly anxious to try and reunite the rightful owner with their property as I experienced a burglary in my own home over 20 years ago and my jewellery was never recovered.
“Of course it is possible this could have been stolen anywhere in the country but in view of the rather remote location I found it I think it could well have been from a local property. I do not believe it had been there very long as the box was not very wet, neither the contents emptied into the pillowcase, and we have had heavy rain recently.”
Sally said she had reported the find to police and had now handed the box to Haywards Heath Police station.