POLICE are encouraging motorbike owners to use good quality locks after a theft in Oxford

A motorbike was stolen in Falcon Close, Blackbird Leys, on Monday between 11am and 7.45pm. It was later recovered.

Thames Valley Police are advising owners to use good quality locks and a ground anchor safety device and to keep bikes out of sight in a garage or by blocking their removal with other vehicles.

If you have any information regarding the thefts, call 101 and leave a message for the auto crime team.