Investigation launched into serious sexual assault in Exmouth town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:10 21 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:53 21 September 2019

Pictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel Wilkins

Pictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel Wilkins

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Police closed down an area of Exmouth town centre after reports of a serious sexual assault.

Pictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel WilkinsPictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel Wilkins

Officers were called to the scene at about 3am this morning and cordoned off part of Rolle Street with police tape.

It is understood to involve an attack on a woman and that senior officers, as well as a forensic team, spent four hours combing the area close to the Powder Monkey pub.

The cordons have now been lifted.

The Devon and Cornwall Police force incident manager confirmed police were called at 3.44am on Saturday (September 21) to investigate reports of a sexual assault.

Pictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel WilkinsPictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel Wilkins

Pictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel WilkinsPictures of the scene that has been cordoned off by police, investigation a serious sexual assault. Picture: Daniel Wilkins

He said: "We received calls of allegations of a sexual assault around 3am. Enquiries are ongoing at this time."

If you have any information on what happened please call police on 101 quoting the crime reference 150 for September 21.

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