Man stabbed in Exmouth - police hunt three men

PUBLISHED: 13:42 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:42 16 April 2013

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An unprovoked stabbing in Exmouth has prompted the police to call for public help identifying the offenders

Police are hunting three men following a stabbing in Exmouth, which officers are calling unprovoked.

Officers said the attack happened last Friday morning at around 9am, in Summer Way, when a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the leg while on his way to work.

Police said three men who were unknown to the victim fled the scene after the stabbing.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: “The motive is unknown at this stage, but this is a rare example of unprovoked violence with a weapon in Exmouth.”

The alleged stabbing took place in a lay-by while the victim was checking his car wheel.

He told police three men, all wearing dark clothing, approached him before one offender struck him in the leg, causing a puncture wound.

Police believe the wound was caused by a knife or similar object.

The police spokesman said: “A forensic examination of the vehicle has been carried out and the victim’s heavily bloodstained clothing has been seized for forensic consideration.”

Police at Exmouth have released a description of the three offenders.

They are described as being white, aged 24-25, all having dark hair and stubbly faces.

One of the men had longer hair, which hung into his eyes ‘curtain-style’.

The victim said one of the offenders ‘smelled strongly of body odour’.

Police said the men’s clothing was described as black, grey and dark grey.

One of the men’s tops had white horizontal stripes down the arms.

Officers have issued a crime reference to quote for anyone who has information about the attack. Call 101, quoting KE/13/757.

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