A 42-year-old woman has appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court accused of carrying out a distraction burglary.

Janet Lestrade, above, of Balfour Road, Blackbird Leys, is charged with burgling the home of a 54-year-old woman in Blackbird Leys.

Magistrates heard that Lestrade was charged with stealing a purse containing cash and bank cards from a house in Erica Close, Blackbird Leys, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday.

She was then bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court on May 21.