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Police warn women drivers in Devon of possible attacks

The incidents have occurred in different areas in Barnstaple Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in North Devon are asking women to lock their car doors while driving after a series of worrying incidents.

On 7 occasions in the past month women have reported someone trying to get in to their vehicles in the Barnstaple area. Police say the incidents aren't necessarily linked but there are some similarities.


Female swimmer rescued off Croyde

A woman's been airlifted to hospital after a two hour rescue operation in the sea off the North Devon coast.

The woman, who's thought to have been with a party of friends from Bristol, was reported missing as they swam off Baggy Point near Croyde at around 11.30 this morning.

Two lifeboats from nearby Appledore and a rescue helicopter from RMB Chivenor were dispatched to look for her with Croyde Coastguard Rescue.

She was taken to North Devon Hospital in Barnstaple but her condition is unknown.

Failure of hunting ban is "creating criminals"

The Devon and Somerset Stag on Exmoor in 1997 Credit: PA

North Devon MP Sir Nick Harvey believes the Hunting Act is unenforceable and is encouraging anti-social behaviour among disaffected youngsters.

In an interview in The Daily Telegraph, the former defence minister, says he's concerned that because it's not adequately enforced, people in rural communities think they are free to break other laws.

Sir Nick Harvey Lib Dem MP for North Devon is warning of the dangers of young people seeing the law being routinely broken. Credit: PA


Roof blows into street in North Devon

A big gust of wind blew the roof of the outside shed at the Tally Ho pub in Hatherleigh in North Devon this morning. It blew over the pub's roof hitting a neighbouring roof and landing on two parked vehicles.

Luckily no-one was hurt in the accident.

The roof from an outside shed of a pub in Hatherleigh blew into the road Credit: George Tinkler
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