CASH stolen during a burglary at a Runcorn primary school had been raised for the BBC's Children In Need appeal.

Detectives have launched an appeal for witnesses to the break-in at Brookvale Primary School on Northwich Road, believed to have taken place sometime Between 10.45pm and 11.15pm on Thursday (November 21).

PC Stuart Beswick, of Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: "Those responsible have gone to great lengths to break into the school before stealing money while inside.

"We are following a number of lines of enquiry and keen to hear from anyone who either has CCTV footage or information which could help with the investigation.

"If you can help please call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 570932 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

You can also provide information through the Cheshire Police website