Posted: 11.06.20 at 16:26 by Philip Evans
Police are appealing for information after a pair of cannons – said to have been used in blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean - were stolen from a village near Axminster.
The one-and-a-half-tonne, cast-iron items were taken from a farm in Dalwood between Thursday, May 28 and Monday, June 1.
Officers investigating the burglary are seeking the public’s help to reunite the replica cannons, worth around £5,000, with their owner.
They would like to identify a large, black recovery vehicle with a sheeted load that was seen entering the village at around noon on Monday, June 1.
It is believed the seven and a half to ten-tonne vehicle had a chequered flag across the cab.
It could have been heading towards the Seven Mile Straight or the A35.
Officers would like to identify the vehicle pictured in CCTV images from the A35, which can be seen by scrolling through the images at the top of this article.
The owner of the cannons was told on purchasing them that they had been commissioned for use on the film set of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing [email protected], quoting crime reference CR/044198/20.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or via the Crimestoppers website.