Police appeal over Lympstone assault

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a 38-year-old Lympstone man was assaulted in the village at the end of the famous furry dance event. Two men, a 24 and a 17-year-old man, both from Lympstone, were arrested in connection with the assault and

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a 38-year-old Lympstone man was assaulted in the village at the end of the famous furry dance event.

Two men, a 24 and a 17-year-old man, both from Lympstone, were arrested in connection with the assault and released on police bail until October 5.

The victim was left with a wound after he was struck on the head.

The incident happened in Strawberry Hill at the end of the furry dance celebrations.


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Police attended and are appealing for witnesses to the altercation to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference number KE/09/2210.

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Sergeant Phil Godfrey, of Exmouth police, said officers made three arrests in total at the event.

In a separate incident, one man was arrested for a public order offence and fined �80.

This year's Lympstone furry dance festivities included a fete and fun dog show, performances from a children's entertainer and Lympstone band, car boot sale and traditional dance.

The origins of the furry dance date back to the start of last century.

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