A DRUGS stash discovery, fatal sheep attack and a cycle path robbery are among cases police have appealed for help with this week.

The Oxfordshire public has been urged to come forward by calling Thames Valley Police on 101, citing the reference numbers shown, if they witnessed or know anything about any of the below:

1. Bag of cannabis found

Police found a large bag of cannabis in East Oxford on Sunday, with the owner nowhere to be found.

In a message on Twitter, officers from the Cowley Neighbourhood Police Team revealed their find, posting pictures of the stash in a white carrier bag.

Reference 656 03/03/19.

Witney Gazette:

Pic: @TVP_Oxford/ Thames Valley Police

2. Cemetery garage targeted again 

A garage at an Oxford cemetery has suffered its second break-in in 18 months.

The Old Marston Parish Council Burial Ground garage, in Elsfield Road, was broken into between 3pm on February 26 and 6.30pm the following day.

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About £5,000 of machinery was stolen in the first break-in, but the parish council said ‘nothing of value’ has been stored in the garage since.

Reference 43190062497.

3. Escaped prisoner could be in Oxfordshire

A prisoner who escaped from HMP Springhill in Buckinghamshire could be hiding in Oxford or Bicester.

On Sunday Thames Valley Police renewed its appeal to trace Jason Sufi, who fled the prison at about 1.15pm on February 20.

The 39 year-old is serving a nine-year indeterminate sentence for burglary, false imprisonment and robbery.

He is known to frequent Oxford, Bicester, Reading and Coventry - call 999 if seen, quoting URN 819 (20/2). 

Witney Gazette:

Jason Sufi

4. 'Large quantity' of power tools stolen

Thieves smashed their way into a builders’ yard in Oxford and took power tools.

Thames Valley Police said the break-in happened at Travis Perkins in Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, at about 9pm on Monday.

Officers said four raiders arrived in a white van and forced open a side gate to get into the yard, before stealing a 'large quantity' of power tools.

They fled in the van, heading in the direction of Ledgers Close, at about 8.10pm.

Reference 43190067734.

5. Mountain bikes stolen from locked shed

Burglars broke into a shed in Oxford and stole two mountain bikes.

Thames Valley Police said the thieves forced the padlock off the shed door at the home in Priory Road, Littlemore, between Friday, March 1 and the following Monday.

Reference 43190066804. 

6. Dog mauls sheep to death

Police are trying to track down a killer dog that mauled one sheep to death and seriously injured another.

The ewe, which was expecting twins, was fatally attacked at about 4.15pm on Saturday near Dorchester-on-Thames.

Witney Gazette:

Police patrol after the sheep was killed. Pic: TVP South Oxon 

The dog is described as small and brown, and police believe it was called Willow.

In January, a sheep in neighbouring Little Wittenham needed stitches after a dog attack.

Reference 43190065722.

7. Car stolen in burglary

A car was stolen from inside a garage after thieves broke into a home in Shrivenham, near Faringdon.

They got into a house in Berens Road through the back door between 9pm on March 2 and 10am on March 3.

A grey VW Golf was stolen from the garage.

Anyone with information can call on 101, quoting URN 43190066223. 

8. CCTV appeal over stolen bank card

Two people are being sought by police after a stolen bank card was used in Thomas Cook in Bicester.

Police said the card was used at about 2.30pm on Friday, January 25, to withdraw cash in the shop.

The bank card had been stolen from a property in Chipping Norton earlier that day.

The force released CCTV this week of two people they want to speak to who may have 'vital information' about the theft.

Witney Gazette:

Anyone with any details can contact 101 reference 43190027593.

9. Cyclist robbed at knifepoint

A man was threatened with knives and had his wallet and phone stolen while riding along an Oxford cycle path. 

The 47-year-old was travelling home on the Marston cycle path near Ferry Road last Saturday at around 9.20pm, when he was approached by three men.

They pushed him off his bike and kicked and punched him, before snatching his wallet, phone and bracelet.

Read descriptions of the men here.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 43190065878.

10. Laptop stolen from Oxford bar

A thief walked into the staff office of the Jam Factory in Oxford and took a laptop and charger. 

The burglary took place at the Park End Street bar, restaurant and art gallery at around 4pm on Thursday.

Witney Gazette:

Jam Factory shown on Google Maps

The man is described as black, 5ft 11in tall and aged about 25. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, a black cap and black trainers, and put the stolen items into a backpack. 

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Anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference 43190071268.

11. Car window smashed

Thieves smashed the window of a car in Headington and stole a laptop computer.

Thames Valley Police said the theft took place in Collinwood Road on Thursday night or during the early hours of yesterday.

Officers are advising drivers not to leave any valuable items on display when they leave their vehicles.

Anyone with information has been advised to call 101.

12. Bikes stolen from garage

Two bikes were stolen after thieves forced their way into a garage in Littlemore.

Thieves broke into the garage in Bodley Road at some time last Saturday.

Reference 43190065320.