POLICE are hunting a man after a betting shop customer's winning ticket was cashed by someone else in an audacious theft.***

A Ladbrokes customer at the Buckingham Road shop, in Bicester, credited the machine with their winning bet before leaving the building on November 11 last year, at about 12pm.

Shortly afterwards, someone else came in and cashed the bet from the machine.

They presented a ticket for payment, which was paid out by staff in cash.

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Thames Valley Police has released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Investigating officer, PC Jim Lowther-Harris, based at Bicester police station said: “We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the man in the CCTV image to please get in touch.

“Furthermore, if anyone may have information about the incident, please come forward."

If you have any information, contact police on 101 or make a report online quoting reference 43180335171.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*** Police say they have now located the man and have withdrawn their appeal.