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Thieves target sweets on crime-free isle

A tiny Scottish island has been hit by its first crime in decades after thieves raided its only shop.

The community shop in Canna (right), in the Inner Hebrides, has been run on an "honesty basis" for four years, with customers noting down the groceries and items they take in a book and leaving the money in a box.

When staff checked on the store on Saturday morning, they realised the shelves had been emptied of sweets, biscuits, coffee, toiletries, batteries and six hand-knitted wool hats that had been on display.