Police appeal for information after city centre assault

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(Last Updated On: March 19, 2015)

Police are appealing for witnesses after an unprovoked attack in Exeter city centre left a man with serious injuries.

A 25-year-old man, from the Exmouth area, was with a group of friends on Saturday 7 February when he was followed by two unknown men.

One of the men allegedly punched the victim in the face in Fore Street, between 3.15am and 3.30am. He suffered a serious facial injury as a result and attended Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.

Detectives have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

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Do you recognise this man?

Detective Constable Caroline Prince, based at Heavitree Road Police Station, said: “This was a nasty assault and we are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man pictured who may be able to help with enquiries.

“Although the image we have is not the best quality, we are hoping someone will recognise him and get in touch.

“We believe he was with another man who was wearing a distinctive white t-shirt with large dark writing diagonally across the front.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting reference CR/008896/15. 

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