Appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted during robbery

(Last Updated On: August 13, 2019)

Police have appealed for witnesses following an incident in Newton Abbot in which a woman was assaulted and had items including her purse, taken from her.

The incident happened in the Grenville Close area, Buckland, Newton Abbot on Saturday 10th August at around 11pm.

The victim, who is in her 20s was punched, kicked and stamped on during the incident and had items, including a purse, stolen from her.

The woman received injuries to her face and upper body. She has received medical treatment and is currently recovering with support.

Detective Sergeant Kay Deer said: “This attack is not thought to be random and we believe the suspects may have known the victim. Police do not have reason to believe that any other attacks are likely, but would, however, warn people to be vigilant.

“If anyone has any information, or saw anything suspicious, please contact police on 101 and quote crime reference CR/72349/19.”

Two local men and one female have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and GBH and at this time remain in police custody for questioning.
Call Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 or email

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111

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