Appeal for witnesses after foreign student head butted in Torquay

(Last Updated On: June 29, 2017)

Police have appealed for witnesses after a foreign student was assaulted in Torquay last week.

The incident happened in the grounds on Torre Abbey on Wednesday, 21st June between 8pm and 9.15pm.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was head butted whilst he played a game of football.

PC Ant Moore said: “A group of visiting international students were enjoying a game of football with a group of local youths when towards the end of the match, one of the local youths became aggressive.

“The game was ended and one of the local youths headbutted and punched some of the students. One student sustained a laceration above the left eye requiring four stitches.

“I am appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist in the identification of the offender.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact PC Antony Moore NBM Torquay on or telephone 101, quoting crime reference CR/049571/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or

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