A HOODED burglar is being hunted after smashing his way into a home in Carterton in broad daylight.

The male burglar smashed a downstairs window to the home in Fullbrook Hill, off the A361 at Burford, in a bid to get in.

But he was disturbed by the homeowner and fled the scene on foot, before jumping into a 'small, old, silver hatch back' and driving off.

Thames Valley Police said the car headed in the direction of Chipping Norton.

It happened shortly after 2.15pm on Friday.

The force is now conducting extra patrols and calling on witnesses to come forward with information if they were in the village at the time and saw the male or the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101