Budleigh Salterton police officer is posted to Cornwall

THE post of Budleigh Salterton neighbourhood police officer is to be advertised following PC David Lea's move to Cornwall.

THE post of Budleigh Salterton neighbourhood police officer is to be advertised following PC David Lea's move to Cornwall.

PC Lea has been posted to St Blazey as neighbourhood beat manager (NBM) for Fowey and Lostwithiel.

The officer said the move was 'extremely swift'.

PC Lea said: "I was neighbourhood beat manager in Budleigh at 3.30pm on March 5 and by 3.45pm I was NBM in Fowey-Lostwithiel.

"I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who I never had the chance to say a proper cheerio to - it has been a very enjoyable but all to brief posting and I hope whoever takes over realises what a gem of job he or she is inheriting.