THIEVES smashed their way through a window into Oxford Central Mosque this morning and stole a safe, a mobile phone and a hard drive.

The burglars searched the office in the Mosque, on Manzil Way, Oxford, before leaving with the items.

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The safe was later found in South Park in East Oxford and had not been opened.

Police say the break-in happened between 4:30am and 10am.

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference number 43190144662.