A LOCAL merchant will be holding a series of events to raise awareness of thefts.

John Nicholls has teamed up with Thames Valley Police to host a series of Tool Marking Events.

Following the recent amount of tool thefts, the company has released dates for their awareness project.

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There will be events at various John Nicholls buildings, including Kidlington Building & Timber (Wednesday, February 19); Kidlington Plumbing & Heating (Monday, March 2); and Witney Plumbing & Heating (Wednesday, March 11).

A date for an event is Bicester is set to be confirmed.