A CAR was stolen outside a home in Barton after its owner left it to de-ice for a matter of minutes.

On Sunday just after 7am, a silver Volkswagen Polo was stolen from a home in Burchester Avenue.

Thames Valley Police said the car was left with the engine running to warm up and de-mist while the owner popped back in the house.

Officers added when he returned a few minutes later the car was gone.

If you have information about this incident contact the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote reference – 43170006472.