Police are warning drivers not to leave their cars running while defrosting the windscreen following a theft.

A vehicle was stolen from a driveway on Tumbler Way, Carterton, at about 8.30am on Wednesday morning.

TVP West Oxfordshire said the engine had been left on to help clear the windscreen.

Later on in the evening, another vehicle was located near by to Tumbler Way which had previously been stolen and was on false plates.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious that morning to contact them.

"We would also like to advise people to be cautious when defrosting their windscreens in the morning," the said.