MORE than £1,600 has been stolen from pay- and-display parking machines across Oxford in the past five years.

Since 2009 there have been 17 attempts to break into machines, and five of those were successful, with thieves getting away with £1,677.90 in total.

Reported by the Oxford Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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