TWO homes were broken into in Merewood Avenue in the Sandhills area of Oxford at the weekend, and a third attempt failed.

Burglars forced their way through a ground floor window at the first property on Saturday, while a second burglary took place at another home after someone 'slipped the lock' on the front door between Saturday and Sunday.

Both homes were ransacked, however it is not yet known if anything was taken.

There was also an attempted burglary at a third home in the same street on Saturday.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 43180328572, 43180329262, and 43180329331 respectively.