Man in critical condition following serious assault in Newton Abbot

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Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information following an assault in Newton Abbot on Monday.

A 39-year-old man sustained a serious head injury after he was assaulted by a group of people as he walked along Kings Street at around 5.30pm. He was punched by one of the and fell to the ground, sustaining a serious head injury. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

An 18-year-old man and three boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion assault. They were all later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/081210/18.

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