Two hundred years ago, when Devon and Cornwall were awash with smugglers and the like, there were special laws to deal with looters of shipwrecks. Such a sceneario even featured in the Poldark storyline
In the past fortnight we have noticed that we have not gone much further than the eighteenth century. However vile Jade Goody behaved, had her eviction happened in front of a crowd it would have been akin to a public execution, and in the last couple of days we have seen theft of property on a grand scale on a Cornish beach.
You may well call it tidying up, but those items are the property of others and taking them and selling them on e-bay is theft. I hope those responsible will return the items via the police and those who do not should be prosecuted.