Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a rural Kingsteignton hotel and restaurant.

The incident took place at Sampson's Farm, Preston, early on Sunday, August 8.

Two men entered the property at about 4.30am and threatened the owner and his family.

Nigel Bell, his wife Sarah and 12-year-old daughter, were tied up during the raid.

The offenders left after taking cash and two antique shotguns.

On Friday afternoon armed police carried out the arrests in the Broadlands area of Newton Abbot.

Two men in their mid-20s were taken to Torquay police station where they were questioned and then released on police bail until October 11.

Police have appealed for any further information regarding this incident and another, believed to be connected, that took place in the Newton Abbot area on July 31.

Contact Newton Abbot CID on 08452 777444 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime FT/10/2099.

The first suspect in the armed robbery case is described as 25-30 years old, 6ft tall and of large build. He wore dark clothing.

The second is thought to be about 5ft 7ins tall, of slimmer build and also wearing dark clothing.