Lyme shops suffer Christmas Day break-ins

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LYME Regis shops were targeted by thieves on Christmas Day. 

A number of commercial properties suffered break-ins or were damaged in attempted break-ins on Christmas Day night.

Among the shops targeted was Asian food takeaway Red Panda in Broad Street, where the glass door was smashed.

Commenting on the incident on social media, owners said the break-in had affected their plans to re-open after the Christmas break on January 8 and the shop would remain closed until further notice.

A glass window was also smashed at Boots and Arthur Fordham & Co is also thought to have been targeted.

Police commented: “We are aware that there have been a number of break-ins and attempts to commercial properties in Lyme Regis on Christmas Day.

“We are continuing to make enquiries and are following up various leads, particularly in the area of CCTV and forensics.

“If you have been a victim yourself and have not yet reported or witnessed any suspicious behaviour please contact us on 101.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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