POLICE are appealing for information after a rare artefact was stolen from the Medieval Village at Cosmeston.

A Bassinet helmet was taken by thieves who broke into an old stone barn at the village between 5pm on Sunday, November 11 and 8am the following morning.

A relatively light helmet, the Bassinet has a rounded or pointed top and was used in the middle ages.

Six wooden arrows were also taken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Penarth Police Station on 029 2022 2111 or Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.