A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a man was stabbed in the arm and hand in Majorfield Road, Topsham, on Friday, January 5.

A 16-year-old boy from Exeter was arrested shortly after on suspicion of GBH with intent. He has since been released with no further action.

Another boy, also aged 16, has since been charged with attempted robbery, GBH with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place. He appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, January 20.

Detective Inspector Michelle Westlake said: “We are now seeking a further witness who we believe may have been threatened by an unknown person on the same road on Wednesday 20 December 2023. This person may hold valuable information which could help with our enquiries.

“Anyone who has information, including CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to contact police quoting 50240004032.”

Officers received reports that a man in his 30s had been assaulted on Majorfield Road between 8.15pm and 8.30pm after having gone to meet a stranger who was selling a computer.

Having left his vehicle, the victim walked up Majorfield Road when he was approached from behind and stabbed in the arm and hand causing serious injury.

The victim fled the scene and attended the RD&E Hospital where he was later discharged.