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Central Convenience Stores has bought a petrol station in North Devon, as it continues to expand in the South West.

The P&H-owned chain’s deal for Combe Martin filling station comes a year after the company bought the area’s newsagents, Sue’s.

The acquisition takes the number of sites it owns in the UK to 116.

Central’s “ethos is to develop stores for the benefit of the local community and give them an appealing shopping experience without having to travel too far,” said commercial director Tony Start.

“We have a strong presence across the south west and this will further strengthen our position in North Devon. The future is very exciting for Central Convenience Stores and we hope to open further stores in the area soon.”

Commercial property agent Charles Darrow sold the business on behalf of Andy West.

“As with all petrol filling station sales that we handle, they generate a great deal of competitive interest and Combe Martin petrol station was no exception,” said Charles Darrow director Simon Mitchell.