THIEVES stole cigarettes, cash and alcohol from two village stores in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The burglaries happened between 12am and 12.45am at a store on Worton Road in Middle Barton, near Deddington and the Post Office store in High Street in Hook Norton, near Banbury.

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Several offenders were seen at both locations along with a silver Audi and they forced entry to both stores.

If anyone has information about the two burglaries, call 101 and quote references: 43190243437 (Middle Barton) and 43190243443 (Hook Norton).