A WINCHESTER woman has made a plea to be reunited with a painting of much-loved grandmother.

The artwork, which has very little value, was stolen from a shed of a garden on Alresford Road.

The victim, who asked not to be named, is offering a reward for the painting's safe return.

She said: "I am devastated by the loss of this painting of my Grandma, she was a very special person to me, her portrait was hung in my family home after her death and then in my home after my parents died, it’s given me a great deal of comfort throughout the years".

She had only recently moved in to the property and was waiting for some renovations which is why the items were being stored in the shed.

Several of the stolen items belonged to her dead parents, both of whom she nursed for many years.

The painting is a large oil portrait over four feet in height.

If anyone can help with re-uniting the granddaughter and grandma,call phone 07774 199607.

A police spokesman said the burglary took place sometime between 5pm on December 7 and 6.15pm on December 12. A mirror, a number of paintings and some household items were stolen.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or with information should call 101, quoting 44190446842.