Several cars have been broken into in a small village near Aylesbury, Thames Valley Police has confirmed.

Between Wednesday, January 6, and Thursday, January 7, ‘a number of residents' who live in Fairford Leys have experienced the thefts, with TVP revealing that the investigation is in ‘full swing’.

It was also confirmed that one person is in custody in connection with the crimes.

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In a Facebook post that was published by Thames Valley Police Aylesbury Vale on the evening of January 7, they said: “Unfortunately, we are becoming increasingly aware that a number of FFL [Fairford Leys] residents have experienced theft from vehicles overnight between January 6 and 7.

“If anyone is aware of such incidents and have not yet spoken to us, please do get in touch.

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“Likewise, if you are aware of, or have CCTV that may assist please make contact with us, we will also be making contact with those that have posted footage online.”

The thefts in Aylesbury have happened in the same week where a man was arrested for several driving offences within the town after being involved in a car chase on New Year’s Eve.

Additionally, in two separate incidents within Aylesbury, a man tested positive for cannabis and cocaine following a car crash in the town on January 3, and on January 4, two men were arrested and charged with drug and weapon offences.

The crimes coincidentally happened in the same week that Aylesbury was ranked one of the worst places to live in the country following an online poll.

TVP Aylesbury Vale continued: “Now that we are aware of these incidents, you will notice an increased presence of officers in the local area.

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“Please don’t hesitate to stop and talk to our officers or PCSOs if you see them out and about.

“Additionally, we would always ask that if you see or suspect a crime is taking place, you call 999.

“Likewise if you see or hear something you think is suspicious, please call 999.

“We can see from the numerous Facebook posts some of you have chosen to report this online via our website and we thank you for that.

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“However, there is an understandably a delay in processing that information and your reports actually getting to the officers on the ground.”

If you have any information on the thefts in Fairford Leys, please contact the police.