THIEVES smashed into a house in South Oxfordshire before stealing guns, ammunition and valuables.

The burglary happened between 12.30pm and 5pm on Saturday, November 30 at a house in Wallingford Road in North Moreton.

Offenders smashed glass in the rear door and then reached in and used the keys to unlock and open the door.

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A gun cabinet containing shotguns and ammunition was forced from the wall and stolen along with jewellery, laptops and silverware.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Chris Gibson, based at Abingdon police station, said: "I understand that this incident is concerning for the local community, but please be reassured that we are conducting a thorough investigation which includes following up on a number of leads.

"I ask the public to work with us as our eyes and ears on the ground and report anything that seems out of the ordinary.

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"I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident on Saturday afternoon, to get in touch. Equally, if you have any CCTV or dash cam footage from the area between 12.30pm and 5pm then please let us know as you may have captured something to assist with this investigation."

If you have any information call 101, quoting reference number 43190374421 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.