Motorists warned over valuables

DEVON are Cornwall Police are advising people to take valuables with them when leaving their cars at local beauty spots.

The advise follows a series of thefts from motor vehicles reported to the force particularly across East Devon.

A police spokesperson said: “A number of offences have occurred at beauty spot car parks with handbags and contents targeted.

“Please keep your valuables safe and out of sight.”

The police, meanwhile, are also advising businesses to be more security conscious following a series of metal thefts from firms around the district.

The spokesperson added: “This may be due to the increasing price of copper and aluiminium.

A spate of such incidents have occurred near Exmouth in the last month. As reported in The Journal last week, cable was stolen from Black Hill Quarry.

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Thieves targeted an isolated pond where cable to a pump was taken.

Anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity, should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444.