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Heating restored to Oxfordshire house after oil theft

Sarah Holford and her new baby
Image caption Sarah Holford and her new baby, Lucie, had to live in a single room in the house

A new mother has had her heating restored after she returned from hospital to find thieves had stolen her family's oil supply.

As Sarah Holford, 38, from North Newington, was giving birth to daughter Lucie, her oil tank was drilled into and the contents siphoned off.

She was forced spend more than a week living in one room of the house with her new baby with a plug-in fan heater.

A new oil delivery has meant heating has now been restored.

So much oil leaked into the garden following the theft in November that the family were initially forced to move into a hotel.

Mrs Holford's parents took her other two children Eloise, aged six, and Rebecca, three, out of school to live with them while and her husband Simon stayed to clear up the contamination.

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