Yobs broke into allotments and raided several sheds and stables in a village overnight.

Thames Valley Police said on Saturday that allotments in North Leigh near Witney had been targeted the previous evening.

Power tools were stolen including a Karcher hedge trimmer and a strimmer.

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The force is encouraging people to come forward with any relevant information which will assist an investigation into the break-in.

Those with information should call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting the reference number 43240319747.

Alternatively, you can provide information 100 per cent anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

Thames Valley Police's Rural Crime Taskforce continued to probe the break-ins on Sunday morning.

Police met these dogs while investigating the break-insPolice met these dogs while investigating the break-ins (Image: Thames Valley Police)

A statement said: "PCs Dollery and Jenkins have spent the morning investigating a series of shed breaks at an allotment near Witney.

"Our wet morning was brightened up when we got to meet these two beautiful Mastiffs (a dog breed).

"Please remember to keep sheds secured and make a note of serial numbers."

The taskforce is committed to "tackling those that commit crime in our rural communities".