OXFORD has been hit by a series of festive burglaries, according to police. 

The force says three properties in Marston and Headington were all targeted between Sunday 23 and Thursday 27 December.

A burglary occurred in Parry Close, Marston, when the offender(s) damaged the the garage door by forcing it open, before stealing tools.

A second property in the area, on Arlington Drive, was accessed by the offender(s) smashing the glass in the back door.

Police said a search had taken place, and items were moved, but it is unclear if anything was stolen.

Meanwhile, in Headington during the same period, a burglar(s) forced open a kitchen window to gain entry to a property on Benson Road.

A search of the whole house took place, police say, but it is not known if anything was stolen. 

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to report it online at thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101. Quote reference number 43180393555 (Parry Close, Marston); 43180393371 (Arlington Drive, Marston); or 43180393514 (Benson Road, Headington).

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.