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Arrests made following Broadsands Beach hut burglaries


A total of six people are in police custody

Police responded to a call from a member of the public at around 8:45pm on Sunday evening (17 March) that a number of teenagers appeared to be breaking in to beach huts near Broadsands Beach, Paignton.

Neighbourhood and response officers were deployed along with a police dog handler and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

Police dog Yogi and his handler PC Stuart White tracked and detained two of the suspects and the police helicopter located two further offenders who were trying to hide on the rocks on the beach in an effort to evade officers.  

All four suspects, one boy aged 15 and three boys aged 16 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to Torquay Police Station for questioning.

During police searches, the NPAS helicopter had a laser shined at it from the ground; a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have both been arrested under the laser misuse act.

All six people remain in police custody and await questioning.


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