One charged, one bailed following incident at Harleigh House Hotel on Friday.

TWO men have been arrested following an alleged burglary at an Ilfracombe hotel on Friday (April 27).

Police were called to Harleigh House Hotel in Wilder Road before 7am after someone living nearby called to say there were people inside the hotel, which is currently empty and up for sale.

Officers apprehended two men, both in the early 20s, one inside and another who was nearby.

The first was subsequently charged with burglary and the second is currently on bail.

Ilfracombe police said a small amount of damage had been caused to the property.

Anyone who witnessed anything between 6-7am on Friday is asked to dial 101 and ask for DC Scotthorne at Barnstaple Police Station.