Cold snap sparks coal thefts at Axminster

Police say villains are targeting bunkers and outhouses in the Millwey Rise area

THIEVES are stealing coal from homes in Axminster.

Police say they have been targeting outhouses and bunkers in the Bonners Drive area, of Millwey Rise.

Small quantities of the fuel are being taken when it’s dark – possibly carried off in buckets.

PC Kevin Bennett and PCSO Andy Trott are investigating the thefts and want anyone with information to call them, in confidence, on 101.