Christmas gifts stolen from family home

Around £2,000 of toys, clothes and other gifts were stolen by thieves who targeted a family home in Oxford on Christmas Eve.

The offenders broke into the property in Walton Street between 1.30am and 7am and discovered a stash of presents in an unoccupied bedroom, which included children’s games, food and bathroom products.

Officers from Thames Valley Police are investigating the burglary, with the thieves having left the wrapping paper in the street after making off with the items.

There is no description yet of the offenders, but police said they would have been carrying five large bin bags around the area following the break-in.

Investigating officer PC Rebecca Nightingale said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at this time.

“Offenders would have been carrying five large bags of items around the area at an unusual time of day. Christmas presents were opened and wrapping paper dropped in the street following the burglary.

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“If you have any details which you think could help this investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

:: If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference 43170380491, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.