A thief was caught by the owner of a property he was trying to burgle.

On Wednesday (May 4) at around 10.15pm a man entered a partly finished extension to a property on Bath Road.

The man was caught by the occupier and ran off.

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Thames Valley Police has now released a CCTV image of a man officers want to speak with about the incident.

Investigating officer DC Matthew Leney, based at Banbury police station said: “We are releasing this image in connection with an attempted burglary in Banbury.

“We believe that the man pictured in the CCTV may have information about the incident.

“If you are the man or know who he is, please contact Thames Valley Police as soon as possible by calling 101, quoting reference 43220192462.”


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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