A stone teddy bear has been stolen from a grave in Longcot near Faringdon.

Thames Valley Police South and Vale put out an appeal on Twitter yesterday for information on the theft.

They said they had received “other third-hand reports” of items stolen from graveyards nearby but had no specific details.

The thefts follow an incident at Chain Hill Cemetery, Wantage, last Friday, when at least six graves had ornaments broken off memorials and stolen.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call police on 101.