A WOMAN and a boy were threatened with a knife after three masked men burst into a house demanding cash and jewellery.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for help after the 'shocking' incident of aggravated burglary which took place in Kidlington on Friday.

Three offenders forced entry to the property at Alexander Close at about 10.30pm.

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They then threatened two victims, a woman in her fifties and a boy, with a knife and demanded cash and jewellery.

Police have now released descriptions of the three men.

The first is described as a white man, around 6ft tall and of large build. He was wearing a black balaclava, a black top, grey tracksuit bottoms, black gloves, trainers and also had glasses.

The second offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 5ins tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms, a black balaclava, a black baseball cap and black trainers. He also had a black rucksack.

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The third offender was a white man, around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a black balaclava, black gloves, a black top and black trousers.

All three men spoke with English accents.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Natasha Long, of Force CID based at Banbury police station, said: “The victims have been left shaken after this shocking incident.

The Oxford Times:

“I would urge anyone who has any information that may assist us with the investigation, to please get in touch.

“This is clearly a concerning incident but I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the community that there will be a continued police presence in the area while the investigation continues.

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“Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers if you have any concerns or any information that may assist the investigation.

“To make a report, please call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190148933, or make a report online.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”