Thieves stole gates from three homes in Boars Hill, near Oxford, at the weekend.

Oak and wrought iron gates were stolen from a house in Ridgeway between 10pm on Friday and 2am on Saturday.

On the same night, a green oak gate with blue metal fittings was stolen from another house in Boars Hill and wooden gates were stolen from a house in Jarnaway.

Pc Charlie Pollard said: “These are large items, which would have needed transport to take away.

“I appeal to anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity, or an unusual vehicle in the area at the time, to contact me.”

Anyone with information should call Pc Pollard on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.