Former BBC Symphony Orchestra violinist Keith Gurry is appealing for any information leading to the safe recovery of two violins and four bows that were stolen from his East London home.

The stolen violins are by Francesco Guadagnini (Turin, 1888) and Ian Highfield (Birmingham, 1982). Also missing are a gold- and tortoiseshell-mounted bow by Malcolm Taylor, a silver-mounted Matthew Coltman bow, a bow by R. Herbert Leicht, and a Col Legno carbon fibre bow.

Anyone who might know of their whereabouts is asked to call 020 8530 5228 or 07818 460077.