POLICE have warned drivers of parking their cars near Blenheim Palace after a spate of break-ins.

TVP West Oxfordshire tweeted a picture of a car window that had been completely destroyed by criminals.

The cars back window was completely shattered and police said it happened whilst it was parked up outside the Combe gate entrance to the palace.

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Officers urged anyone who was in the area between 1pm and 2pm today and may have information about the break in to get in touch.

Adding a warning which said: "Beware vehicles parked at Combe gate, entrance to Blenheim have been targeted by thieves. Do not leave valuables on show. Take sat nav cradles from windows."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.