Detectives in North Devon are investigating a robbery where a man in Lynton was forced to transfer money from his bank account.

The incident happened at around 11am in Lower Meadow car park in Castle Hill on Tuesday.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was befriended by two men in the area. After talking, they all walked back to a car owned by the two men.

Once the man was inside they asked him for money, and made threats to the victim. He was forced to transfer £300 using his phone, and when the transfer was complete they drove him to an unknown location and dropped him off.

Police attended the area and searched it, but have not located the two suspects. One of them is described as a white man, 5ft 9ins tall with a fat build, with short black hair and stubble.

The other man was described as white, of a skinny build with shaved hair and blue eyes and was wearing a white tee-shirt with grey stripes. Both had an Eastern European accent.

Police are keen to identify a light coloured 4x4 SUV vehicle with either a white striped roof or white cab. The vehicle is believed to have driven from Lynton towards Blackmoor Gate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by emailing or by calling 101 quoting reference CR/069613/18.

The information can also be passed on anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111.