Appeal for for witnesses following attempted murder in Paignton

(Last Updated On: May 14, 2018)

Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious assault in Paignton last month.

The incident happened between 10.15pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday 11th April at the junction of Dartmouth Road and Penwill Way in Paignton.

A 26-year-old man was seriously assaulted when he was the passenger of a car, he was assaulted by multiple males and received a stab wound to the head. The victim was taken to Derriford and was put in an induced coma.

The victim is now beginning to recover, having regained consciousness.

The Senior Investigating Officer DI Lee Nattrass said: “This was a callous and vicious attack on a young man and we are committed to bringing the persons responsible to justice.

“We are seeking for the support of the Torbay and Paignton Community to come forward with information to help us and in particular identify the owner and users of the white vehicle in the image. The following image is of a vehicle that we wish to identify in connection with the incident.”

If you have a similar vehicle to the image shown and were in the area at the time please make contact with the investigation team via or by calling 101 quoting CR/030807/18.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 19-year-old man from Mitcham in London, a 16-year-old boy from London, and a 48-year-old man from Torquay were all arrested on suspicion of GBH and have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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