Thousands of pounds worth of musical instruments were stolen from a school in Ewell last week.

On Tuesday, Surrey Police issued images of some of the stolen items as they appealed to the public for more information on the incident.

The thieves targeted the Ewell Castle School on Church Street, Ewell.

Among the items stolen were a number of "breakables" from a drum kit, such as cymbals, a cowbell and other percussive items.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said that "thousands of pounds" worth of items were stolen, although some had since been recovered.

Surrey Police said: "The theft occurred between 8pm on Thursday (25 April), and 2pm on Friday (26 April), after thieves broke into an outbuilding. Some items have been recovered today (29 April) on site by the point of exit but the items listed (see below) remain stolen.

"We are asking you to contact us if you saw any suspicious activity around the school at the time of the incident.

"We are also asking people with CCTV cameras to check the footage in case any images have been captured which could assist our investigation."

The police statement urged anyone who had been offered to buy an instrument matching the description of the stolen items to come forward.

A full list of the items stolen was published by Surrey Police, replicated here:

  • Ludwig 400 Chrome on Brass (1963) 14 x 5 in a Protection Racket case
  • Sabian Cymbals –
  • 21” Vault Cross-over Ride
  • 14” HH Dark Hi-hat Cymbals
  • 10” HH Legacy Splash
  • 16” HHX Evolution Crash
  • 18” HHX Evolution Crash
  • 14” HH Mini Chinese
  • 19” AAX Holy China
  • in Protection Racket Case
  • 1 x bag of hardware in Protection Racket case containing a cowbell, wood block, machine castanets, temple blocks, triangle and shakers.
  • Two racked sets of 8 x Trantec 5.5 Radio mic receivers in custom flight cases
  • Racked Behringer S16 Digital Snake
  • EW2000 Europower Power Amp

If you think you can help, call police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or contact them online at quoting reference PR/45190043624.

You can also give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: