Police release CCTV footage following Paignton Attack

paignton attack

Police have released CCTV footage following an assault in Paignton on Tuesday 29th September.

Police have appealed to the public for information to identify the man responsible.

The attack happened outside the Co-Op on Palace Avenue at around 8.45pm.

A 59 year man was attacked whilst he used an ATM machine. The man, who was in the company of a boy, punched him and then fled the scene towards the Palace Theatre area.

The man is described as being around 6”1 tall, white, wearing a dark t-shirt and of stocky build. The boy who was with him is believed to be around 12-years old and was wearing a red long sleeve top.

The victim sustained injuries to his face and head and had to go to hospital for treatment

A police spokesman said: “This is a particularly shocking unprovoked attack, especially as it appears that the attacker is with a child at the time. There were a number of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed this unprovoked attack and who could help us identify the attacker.

“Also we would very much like to speak to the men who came to the victim’s aid following the attack – one has been in contact but the other has yet to come forward.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, or who witnessed the attack to contact them on 101 or 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk quoting police crime reference CR/067997/15.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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