A HANDHELD vaccum cleaner was stolen from an Audi in the middle of the night.

The Audi A6 was parked on Hereford Way in Banbury.

The car was left unlocked and at around 3.30am on Thursday morning thieves opened the door without causing any damage and took a Karcher branded handheld vaccum cleaner.

Thames Valley Police have now warned other drivers to lock their cars in a bid to slash car theft crime figures.

The force are also appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 101 and quoting the reference 43190261787