Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of 10-year-old in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 17:19 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:21 05 October 2018


A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the violent assault of a 10-year-old girl in Exmouth.

Police have confirmed that they have arrested a 16-year-old male on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an incident which happened in the Brixington area of the town on Thursday (October 4) night.

Officerws say it follows an appeal for information on the incident this afternoon (Friday, October 5).

Superintendent Matt Lawler, local policing commander for Exeter, East and Mid Devon, said: “Following this afternoon’s appeal, a member of the public has come forward with information, that has then lead to an arrest.

“We have arrested a 16-year-old male from the local area on suspicion of attempted murder; he remains in police custody and awaits questioning.

“We would like to thank the media and the public for the support they have offered us so far in relation to this matter.

“However, we must stress that this is still very much a live and active police investigation and we are keeping an open mind, which is why it is essential that anyone with information that can assist us, comes forward.

“We are asking that anyone in the immediate area of Marley Road yesterday afternoon, or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in that area in the past few days, no matter how insignificant they feel it could be, to contact the police.

“We are also appealing for dashcam images, video or CCTV covering the specific areas of Jubilee Drive; Marley Road; and Pound Lane in Exmouth between 3-6pm yesterday.”

Anyone with information related to this incident or who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage that can help police is asked to ring 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 367 of October 5.

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