Exmouth takeaway left with ‘extensive damage’ after arson attack prompts police appeal

An arson attack on a bin left outside a bakery takeaway in Exmouth town centre has sparked a police appeal for information.

Officers are appealing for information after a recycling bin outside Linda’s Lunches, in Tower Street, near The Strand, was deliberately set on fire sometime between 8pm and 11.45pm on Saturday, January 9, causing ‘extensive damage’.

Police want to hear from witnesses, to help identify the culprit

Devon and Cornwall Police said the arson attack was ‘not believed’ to be linked to a spate of deliberate fires started in bins left outside premises in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton in 2020, where at least seven business were targeted.

A police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for information about an incident that took place outside Linda’s Lunches, Tower Street.

“On 9th January 2021, between 8pm and 11.45pm, a recycling bin was left outside the property and was deliberately set alight causing extensive damage to the shop front window.

“Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to contact police.”

If you have information to help police, call 101 or email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/002056/21.

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