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A bird spotter in the estuary mud at Exmouth sparked an alert for the coastguard. Read this and more news.

VALUABLE BIKES STOLEN: Exmouth police are appealing for information after two bicycles were last week stolen from a home in Littleham.

Officers said the two mountain bikes, one was silver with distinctive gold handlebars and the other was black, were taken from a property in Rodney Close overnight on October 7.

Littleham police community support officer Malcolm Maguire is keen to hear from anyone who knows of the bikes’ whereabouts, or from anyone who has been offered similar cycles.

PCSO Maguire said both bikes were worth a ‘significant’ amount of money.

If you have any information about the theft of the bikes, contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference KE/11/2633.


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TWITCHER ALERT: An onlooker contacted Brixham Coastguard recently when they spotted what they thought was a person stuck in mud at Exmouth.

Exmouth’s coastguard rescue team was tasked to investigate on Saturday, October 8, but stood down when it was established the person was a bird spotter.

A spokesman for Portland coastguard said: “It was established that the person was sitting on the mud, bird watching and not in distress.”