Lynton’s ‘Short and Sweet’ ransacked

Busy summer for police in North Devon.

Busy summer for police in North Devon. - Credit: Archant

Police increase presence in the area after suspected organised burglary

Police believe a recent burglary in Lynton could be linked to telephone lines in the area being cut.

Short and Sweet on Lee Road was ransacked on Tuesday night after the lock on the wooden front door was drilled.

Two days earlier, a telegraph pole was reportedly climbed and five telephone wires to businesses cut.

“We’ve increased our presence out there overnight,” said Ilfracombe’s police sector inspector Roger Bartlett.


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“This seems quite a professional job. We’ve not seen a series like this but we a re monitoring to make sure there are not further incidents.

“We are liaising with Devon and Avon police about any potential links to crime over there.”

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If you have information on the incidents, ring 101 and quote case number CL/13/86.

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