POLICE are expecting the return of warm weather to Oxfordshire to bring about a rise in burglaries.

The force have told people to be on the look-out for opportunist thieves taking advantage of doors and windows being left open, warning it 'only takes seconds' to steal valuables that are within easy reach.

READ ALSO: The latest results from court

Advice posted online said: "The consequences of being burgled reach far beyond the cost and inconvenience of replacing stolen items.

"It is also the emotional impact of having your summer holiday ruined, and the feeling of being violated, after an uninvited stranger has been in your home."