Warning over village burglaries in west Oxfordshire

Residents in rural west Oxfordshire have been told to be vigilant after a string of burglaries in the area.

Police said that since early September a number of isolated houses had been targeted.

Properties in Filkins, Broadwell, Kingham, Great Rollright, Burford, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Kingham Hill and Ducklington were affected.

In each case jewellery and silverware was stolen.

In the most recent burglary, on Wednesday, a safe was broken into in a property in Ducklington. Jewellery and cash was stolen.

Det Insp Helen Bradnock, from Witney police station, said: "Burglary rates across the area are at an historic low number recently. Unfortunately, this series of burglaries shows that it can still be targeted by offenders.

"We are making a thorough investigation utilising all available resources and techniques in a drive to identify and bring these offenders to justice."

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