Diamond ring worth £20,000 found in Uckfield - police appeal for owner

POLICE are appealing for the owner of a diamond ring to come forward after an eagle eyed member of the public found it in Uckfield.

The beautiful six carat platinum diamond ring, which is worth a massive £20,000 was discovered on Saturday morning (March 5) in the High Street.

An eagle eyed member of the public was stunned to find the ring which appeared to have been run over by a vehicle.

Police said the ring has been examined by a local jeweller and valued at between £15,000 and £20,000.

Sgt Darren Lynch, from Wealden’s neighbourhood response Team, said the ring has been slightly bent out of shape, where it appears to have been run over but is largely undamaged.

He said: “Although the ring is slightly out of shape where it appears to have been run over, the stone is still intact and undamaged.

“It’s currently being kept in a safe but we’re anxious to trace the owner of this valuable piece of jewellery.”

Police are now asking for the owner to come forward and claim the precious item.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 0316 of March 7.