Man in coma following serious assault in Brixham

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A man is in an induced coma following a serious assault in Brixham last week.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the incident which happened on Thursday 28 June at around 11.30pm outside The Three Elms in Drew Street.

A 49-year-old local man, sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and is currently in an induced coma in Derriford hospital.

Detective Constable, Rob Waymouth said: “Police are aware that at around 11.30pm on Thursday 28 June, after the England v Belgium world cup match, there was an altercation between the victim and another male.

“Approximately 1 hour later it seems that the incident has flared again and another incident has occurred between the victim and a group of males, outside the Crown and Anchor Pub on Brixham Quayside.

“It appears the victim was attacked and assaulted being left unconscious on The Quay, with a passing motorist stopping to give aid to the male who then called for medical assistance.

“After initial treatment at Torbay Hospital the male’s condition deteriorated and he was rushed to Derriford where he remains in a critical condition.

“One male, in his 20s, was been arrested in connection with this incident and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/057720/18.

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