BURGLARS took advantage of the festive season and stole a bag full of Christmas presents while a family were asleep in their house.

Offenders forced a side gate in the Limes, South Cerney and entered the house via the locked rear UPVC double doors on Tuesday, December 5.

It is unknown how the burglars opened the double doors as there were no obvious signs of damage or forced entry.

While inside, offenders stole a laptop and a large bag full of Christmas presents and left the same way they got in, leaving muddy footprints.

Did you see anyone in the area looking suspicious, or any vehicles speeding away from the vicinity?

Please report any information to the police by ringing 101 or by emailing on 101@gloucestershire.police.uk. Quote incident 44 of December 5.