Police are appealing to find offenders who broke into home on Exeter Road and took cash from safe - including £11,000 in £50 notes.

Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars forced their way into a Winkleigh home and stole £20,000 in cash.

Overnight on Tuesday, July 14, the offenders broke into the property in Exeter Road through the garage.

They found a safe and removed £20,000 in cash - of which £11,000 was in £50 notes.

PC Matthew Gwenter, based at Barnstaple police station, said the cash was the only item stolen from the house.

He said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time of the offence or has seen someone with an unusually large quantity of £50 notes.

“This is obviously a substantial sum of money and we are particularly keen to hear about any individual who appears to have inadvertently come into a large amount of cash that they cannot explain.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phone on 101 or email at 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/049429/15.