POLICE are asking for help in netting a fishy thief. Forty ghost carp, golden orfe and goldfish disappeared from a pond near Hartland overnight on November 11/12. PC Tony Ellis of Bideford said there was no sign that otters or herons were responsible and

POLICE are asking for help in netting a fishy thief.Forty ghost carp, golden orfe and goldfish disappeared from a pond near Hartland overnight on November 11/12.PC Tony Ellis of Bideford said there was no sign that otters or herons were responsible and this was unlikely because all the fish disappeared at the same time.There had also been a similar case there just over a year ago and on that occasion someone had removed a bulb from a security light, he said.The missing fish are all around six inches long and they are valued at £100.If anyone has any information or should be offered such fish for sale, they are asked to contact PC Ellis at Bideford Police Station via the switchboard number 08452 77744.