THIEVES broke into a tool shop by smashing through a brick wall in the side of the building.

Screwfix in Pony Road, Horspath Industrial Estate, Cowley, was targeted at some point between 9pm on Saturday and 4am on Sunday.

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Police said those responsible had managed to get into the building by making a hole in the wall.

An unspecified number of tools were taken during the incident.

Officers are now investigating and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.