WINCHESTER police are seeking help following a burglary at city centre almshouses.

The distraction burglary occurred in St Johns North, just off The Broadway, between 12.30pm and 2pm on Thursday November 4.

Police suspect that the occupant was distracted by a female claiming to have lost her cat. Whilst helping the female look for the pet someone has gained entry to the property and stolen various items.

In a post of Facebook, police said: "If you saw anything around this time that could assist us please call 101 or make an online report using the Hampshire Police website."