Exmouth poice appeal after assault in town centre

Exmouth police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the town centre in what is thought to have been an unprovoked attack.

After viewing CCTV footage of a malicious wounding, where a man was pushed backwards to the floor, punched in the upper body and head and suffered a bite to the face, detectives are keen to speak to those spotted walking past as the attack occurred.

Detective Constable Chris Willsdon said up to 30 people were caught on camera walking by Warrens bakery, The Parade, while the assault occurred on Sunday, October 2, between 8.45pm and 9.10pm.

He said: “There were a lot of people walking past at the same time as this fight.”

DC Willsdon said the victim was described at being six feet tall, with blond hair. He was marched backwards by a man wearing a white tee-shirt and black flat-peaked baseball cap.

The victim was pushed to the floor and assaulted while he was on the ground.

The police said the victim did not react when he was confronted by the attacker, who was accompanied by another male with a bald head, who was wearing a dark-coloured top, and a female in her 30s, who was verbally abusive.

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Officers said the attack began in Exeter Road, before swiftly moving around to The Parade, ending at the mobile phone shop.

If you can help the police with their investigation, contact DC Willsdon on 101, quoting crime reference KE/11/2578.