Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of arson which happened on farmland in Braunton on Tuesday, July 21.

DC Bradley Stow said: “The incident happened in the middle of the afternoon at around 2.30pm so we expect there may be witnesses to this crime.

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“Thankfully no one was injured in the fire, however, this is the third incident of this nature to happen in the area and although we cannot rule that they are linked, the incidents are concerning.

“We are urging people to be vigilant and stay alert in the countryside following the spate.

“Fires that are caused deliberately or carelessly can have devastating effects on the environment and endanger people’s lives and homes.

“We are asking anyone with information to contact us via 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/059251/20.”