CRIMINALS tried to ram down a garage door using a lawn mower to get inside a home in Witney.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses following the burglary in Little Faringdon that took place on Thursday at around 12.45am.

Offenders stole garden machinery items after they failed to enter the residency.

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Investigating officer Bruce Claridge said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference 43200190001."

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.