A oxygen machine that allows for an elderly lady to leave her house without struggling to breath has been stolen.

An elderly lady from Stow-on-the-Wold has had her portable oxygen machine snatched from her car today, Thursday, November 29.

The machine allows her to leave the house safely without fear that she may struggle to breath.

A portable oxygen machine is used by people that are not able to get enough Oxygen on their own and helps prevent damage to their heart and brain.

If you have any information or know its whereabouts, call police on 101 quoting incident number 216 of November 29.