Appeal for witnesses or CCTV footage following the theft of 88 bales of hay from Limekiln Lane at Ashford

Witnesses or CCTV footage is being sought after almost 90 bales of hay were stolen from a North Devon field by brazen thieves.

The 88 bales were taken from a field in the area of Limekiln Lane at Ashford near Barnstaple overnight on Sunday, August 13 into Monday.

Police said the value of the hay totalled £2,200 and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious between 5pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday.

A spokesman said a suitably large vehicle would have been needed to move the hay and appealed for anyone who saw anything like that at a suspicious time of day to get in touch.

Police would also like to view any CCTV footage that might cover the area surrounding where the theft took place.

If you can help, please call 101, quoting reference CR/068982/17.