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Thieves steal flag of St George

Thieves have stolen the Cross of St George from a meteorological station in Cornwall, police said.

The English flag was being flown from the station in Egue Gaberaic Way, Bude, to celebrate St George's Day.

It was stolen sometime between 0900 and 1000 BST - within an hour of it being hoisted.

Police said the suspect was wearing a red waterproof jacket with blue collar and cuffs and have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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