Police issue fresh appeal over Topsham mum attack

POLICE have issued a fresh plea for information about an incident in which a Topsham mum was left battered and bruised in a vicious attack. Devon and Cornwall police are continuing to appeal for information after a 22-year-old was assaulted by two teenag

POLICE have issued a fresh plea for information about an incident in which a Topsham mum was left battered and bruised in a vicious attack.

Devon and Cornwall police are continuing to appeal for information after a 22-year-old was assaulted by two teenager girls near St Sidwell's Church, in Sidwell Street, Exeter, on August 30.

PC Beth Chown, investigating the incident, said what happened was a 'nasty, random attack'.

The mother was allegedly set upon following a homophobic verbal attack against her 21-year-old brother.

Police said she was hit over the head with a hard object as she tried to flee her attackers after they turned on her for standing up for him.

The woman has since vowed never to go out in Exeter again.

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The teenage girls are both described as having dark hair.

Anyone with information about the attack, which took place between 3.30am and 4am, should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference number DE/09/9633.

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