Suspected burglar injured trying to enter Barnstaple home

A SUSPECTED burglar was caught red-handed and red-faced after slashing his wrists on broken glass while trying to illegally enter a property in Barnstaple on Friday night. Paramedics treated a 19-year-old man suffering serious bleeding at the scene of t

A SUSPECTED burglar was caught red-handed and red-faced after cutting his wrists on broken glass while trying to illegally enter a property in Barnstaple on Friday night.

Paramedics treated a 19-year-old man suffering "serious bleeding" at the scene of the alleged incident in Trinity Street.

He was taken to North Devon District Hospital for further treatment and was later arrested and subsequently released on bail to return to Barnstaple Police Station on Friday.


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