The Met Police are appealing for information after Asian gold worth over £300,000 was stolen from a Lewisham jewellers.

The heist targeted a jewellers on Lee High Road in Lewisham on a Sunday night earlier this year (February 10-11).

Police released images of items stolen in the burglary as they confirmed the total value of stolen jewels topped £300,000.

"A significant quantity of distinctive items of jewellery was taken during this offence and those pieces will have been offered to someone," said Investigating officer Detective Constable Leisa Johnson of the Met’s Flying Squad.

"Do you recognise any of the items? Have you been offered Asian gold for sale in other than normal circumstances?

"If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please contact police immediately," she added.

Various police forces in the across the UK, including the Met and Surrey Police have warned of the growing risk of thieves specifically targetting Asian families hoping to steal gold items.

A BBC investigation published in March of this year reported that over £140m worth of Asian gold jewellery has been stolen in the UK over the past five years.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Tweet @MetCC, quoting 3203438/19.