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Fisherman robbed of haul at sea off Devon's Slapton Sands

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Image caption The fisherman was robbed three miles off Slapton Sands in Devon

Two men in an inflatable vessel have stolen a fisherman's haul after threatening him with a knife three miles off shore.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the theft happened off Slapton Sands in Devon at 05:30 BST.

The local fisherman discovered the men cutting his nets and confronted them before they stole his haul of plaice and Dover sole.

Officers are investigating theft and criminal damage.

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The force has warned people not to "buy any fish from unreputable sources".

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