Man needs ear stitched back together after night out but doesn't know how it happened

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Police have appealed to the public for information to help them piece together how a man sustained serious injuries to his ear.

Peter Wilkinson,53, woke up after a night out with a serious injury to his ear and no recollection of how it had happened.  Police are investigating if he was a victim of an assault.

Detective Inspector Grant Leitch from Exmouth CID, said: “We are appealing to the public for information to help us understand how Mr Wilkinson sustained his injuries in the early hours of Saturday the 12th August.

“He last remembers leaving Wings Bar at around 00:20 after having a couple of drinks, then moving to the Strand public house before walking along Exeter Road in Exmouth.

“The next thing he remembers is being woken up at home by his partner having sustained a serious ear injury and covered in cuts and bruises. Peter was taken to hospital where he need 25 stitches to reattach part of his left ear.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Exmouth Strand and the Magnolia centre between 00:20 and 1am, who may have seen anything suspicious, or who may have witnessed an assault.

“Anyone with any information that can help police solve this case is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/067671/17. You can also pass on information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.”

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