A man has been caught trespassing and behaving suspiciously on driveways in an Oxford neighbourhood. 

Dale Thomas, whose CCTV picked up a trespasser on his property in Church Lane, Marston at 8.15pm last Tuesday (January 30), alerted police after viewing footage.

Mr Thomas said: “Our CCTV picked up an intruder who first entered the driveway of our neighbour opposite and then came up our driveway and started inspecting what we have in our carport.

“He was clearly either looking for objects to be stolen immediately or assessing what could be stolen at a later date. Everything in our carport is padlocked.”

Mr Thomas did not report a crime having taken place but solely the man’s presence on his property and suspicious activity.

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A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a man acting suspiciously in Church Lane, Marston, Oxford, at around 7.50pm on Wednesday (31/1).

“No offences were committed but the report has been reviewed and saved for our intelligence and we thank the person who reported it to us.

“Such reports help to build our intelligence picture of suspicious activity and crimes and can help us to plan our work to tackle crime accordingly.

“Anyone with information should call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43240050031.

“Alternatively, provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”