Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bideford police appeal after series of garden ornament thefts

09:00 25 February 2014

Archant

Statues and ornaments taken from gardens in the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore area over last fornight.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a number of thefts of garden ornaments in the Bideford area over the last fortnight.

The first incident occurred in Bideford when a concrete bird bath with a stand design of two otters was taken from a garden between 7pm on February 12 and 9am on February 13 (crime ref: CD/14/318).

In Appledore some time between 5pm on Thursday and 5pm on Friday, a small gold and white pergola made of concrete was taken (crime ref: CD/14/376).

Between Wednesday at 1pm and Thursday at 1pm in Westward Ho! a green coloured statue of a Romeo and Juliet design was taken from a garden (crime ref: CD/14/375).

And in Westward Ho! a black sea serpent ornament approximately three feet long was taken between Thursday at 4pm and Friday at 8am (crime ref: CD/14/374).

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward by calling non-emergency number 101 quoting any of the above crime references.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Jessie Prentice on her 104th birthday with daughter-in-law Brenda Prentice, grandson Graham Prentice and eldest son Peter Prentice.

Jessie Prentice - who was featured in the Gazette on her birthday last month - has died at the age of 104 in Westward Ho!

Read more
12:54
The inquest was heard at County Hall in Exeter. Picture: Terry Ife

Inquest hears that amateur rider landed on wooden pole

Read more
The seals being released at Combe Martin.

Skeletor, Danger Mouse, Trixie, Lion-O, Dougall and Florence were released back into the ocean after being nursed back to health.

Read more
09:43
The Braunton Police Station building has been bought by the parish council.

New Braunton work hub in old police station building will house four long term tenants plus six ‘hot desks’

Read more
Matt Whittaker and John Eeles outside Torrington Town Hall.

Round The Square festival in Torrington will have a mixture of local and international acts as it brings music, dance, theatre and the arts to town.

Read more
Storm Doris is coming. Picture: Westward Ho!

A yellow warning is in place tomorrow (Thursday) for North Devon and the Met Office predicts ‘very strong winds’.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00
Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Igor Zhuravlov

With NASA set to present new findings on exoplants, we’re asking the people of Devon if they believe there is life out there. Take part in our poll here.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:40

Restoration crews have discovered an ancient peacock drawing on timbers at The Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter

Read more
Yesterday, 14:21
NDDH and the county council are working together to manage traffic.

Devon County Council is working with North Devon Hospital to try to ease congestion due to works on the North Road junction.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:44
Ruibbish would be stored at Brynsworthy then taken elsewhere

New Barnstaple centre would see rubbish collected, bulked up and then taken elsewhere

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications