A CAR thief rammed police with a stolen vehicle, before escaping and stealing a second car.

Police recovered the first car, a Ford Focus with false plates, this afternoon by the Barringtons, near Burford, after it had rammed a police vehicle. 

The driver made off and was able to steal a VW, the keys of which were in the glove box.

The officers got a good look at the driver and enquiries are in hand.