Have you seen this man?
14:02 17 October 2012
He may be carrying large amounts of loose change. Police want to speak to him.
Police are trying to trace this man.
He is pensioner David Hughes, who is believed to have run up a substantial bill at a bed and breakfast establishment in Devon.
He is alleged to have left without paying and took the keys with him.
Mr Hughes is further suspected of stealing three charity boxes from a pub.
The incidents occurred at the end of last month and police believe they are connected.
Mr Hughes is believed to be walking, hitch-hiking or using public transport in the South West
He is described as being in his 70s, tall and with untidy, very white hair. He has a strong Liverpool accent, wears walking boots and carries a brown bag.
He may be trying to pay with or change large amounts of loose change.
If you know where he is now, call police on 101 quoting reference JT/12/1223.
Other News Stories
A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.
A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.
An amphetamine user has been jailed for attacking a tourist with an axe in a completely random attack as he filmed flower displays at a seaside resort.
Standing up for the valley, safeguarding the town’s hospital and voting against the development of Knowle are among the elements of a Sidmouth charter drawn up by seven district council hopefuls.
One of the UK’s leading suppliers of construction and infrastructure materials says it is looking to secure jobs in Ottery and East Devon, ahead of consultation meetings about its development of a new quarrying operation at Straitgate Farm.
Independent candidates are to make an unprecedented challenge for all seven of Sidmouth’s district council seats in a bid to dethrone the ruling Conservative establishment.