TIPS for how to deter burglars have been put out by Thames Valley Police following a spate of break ins across West Oxfordshire on Bonfire Night.

Police say thieves targeted properties on Tuesday in Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Ledwell, Stonesfield and Long Hanborough.

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The burglars have been breaking through patio doors to get into the homes.

Advice from the force posted online said houses with no security measures in place were five times more likely to be burgled, adding: "Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference."

Hiding all keys, installing an alarm and outside lighting were also advised.