Liam Gallagher
A guitar signed by Liam Gallagher has been stolen from a 71-year-old woman. Getty

Liam Gallagher memorabilia was stolen from a 71-year-old partially blind pensioner in Birmingham, after thieves robbed items including a guitar signed by the former Oasis frontman.

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after the robbery from a property in the Hay Mills area on 11 November.

Thieves broke into the property on Fast Pitts Road just after midnight, and stole a number of prizes won by the partially blind 71-year-old homeowner.

An Epiphone EJ 200 guitar signed by rock legend Liam Gallagher – won in a Radio X competition– and a 4k smart TV were taken during the burglary.

Police constable Ed Morgan, who is investigating the incident, said: "This is a despicable crime against an elderly blind woman. The guitar is a unique item signed by Liam Gallagher.

"We're appealing for anyone who is offered this item, or has any information about what happened, to come forward as soon as possible."

Officers believe that the offenders entered the house by removing a panel from a rear UPVC door and made their escape by the same way. Forensics samples have been taken and sent for analysis.

Gallagher – who once said of guitars: "I'm not the likes of Mick Jagger, man. I don't think singers who start off singing should play guitar. It looks f***ing stupid" – signed the guitar for radio group Global's "Make Some Noise" fundraiser.

An advert for the competition read: "From his days as the frontman of Oasis through to his reinvention as a solo artist this year, Liam Gallagher is one of Britain's greatest stars.

"The voice that brought you Wonderwall, Cigarettes And Alcohol and Live Forever (among many, many others) is now set to release his debut solo album As You Were in October... The singles Wall Of Glass and For What It's Worth have given us a taster of the LP, and it's sounding amazing."

An appeal has been launched in an attempt to help track down the stolen items. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20BE/242811X/17