Budleigh double burglary: new details released of gold mayoral chain

PUBLISHED: 09:35 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:41 02 May 2017

Gold chain which was taken during a burglary in Budleigh Salterton

Gold chain which was taken during a burglary in Budleigh Salterton


Police are continuing an appeal after further details of a gold mayoral chain taken during a burglary in Budleigh Salterton were released.

A ceremonial chain was taken from the Public Hall, Station Road, on Wednesday, April 19, between 10.15pm and 10.50am the next day.

Police have now released further details about the chain, which has been used as a temporary chain by past Budleigh mayors.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The chain that was taken, which holds a pendant which was not taken, is worth approximately £300.

“It is an un-hallmarked yellow nine-caret gold of an alternate circular link design.”

Officers say that the front door of the building was forced and an ‘untidy’ search of the building was made, with cupboards opened and further damage caused to internal doors.

Police are asking people to contact them if they are offered a chain like this for sale, and are uncertain of its provenance, or saw anything suspicious in the area of the Public Hall around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information that would help police with their enquiries is asked to email police at 101@dc.police.uk or ring 101 quoting reference CR/029336/17.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Exmouth Journal