THIEVES broke into a house in Oxford this week before stealing jewellery and cash.

The burglary happened between 6pm on Tuesday and 11am on Wednesday in Lytton Road, Cowley.

Offenders managed to gain entry by using a tool to force the front door open and began a 'messy' search before stealing possessions.

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Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses.

If you have any information that may assist its investigation, call 101 or go to quoting reference number 43200197720.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.