Two people released on bail following Brixham incident

(Last Updated On: June 17, 2019)

Two people have been released on bail following a serious assault in Brixham last week.

Emergency services, including police, armed police, ambulance crews and the air ambulance attended the incident on The Quay at around 7pm on Friday 14th June.

An altercation took place outside the
Sprat and Mackerel pub and a man in his 40s sustained a life-threatening knife injury. The man was airlifted by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A 48-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman from Brixham were arrested and later released on police bail until Thursday 11 July.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Reid, said: “At this time, this is being treated as an isolated incident where all parties are believed to be known to each other. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this matter.

“I’d encourage anyone with relevant information and anyone who was near The Quay in Brixham on Friday evening, to get in touch with police.
South Devon BCU Commander, Chief Superintendent Keith Perkin, said: “The serious assault which took place in Brixham on Friday 14 June is being treated as an isolated incident, for which two people were arrested. Investigating officers are not seeking anyone else in connection to the matter at this time.

“To provide the community with reassurance there will be a noticeable increase in police presence throughout day and into the evening; including the local Neighbourhood team who will also be out in the town. I would encourage anyone with concerns to approach and speak to them.

“There have been a number of isolated incidents in South Devon over the past two weeks and understandably this has caused concern within our local community. However I’m really keen to emphasise that there is a high level of proactive work taking place across the area, resulting in a number of arrests.

“There were a number of people who witnessed the incident on The Quay. I would urge anyone who did, to contact us either on the 101 service or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 763 14/6,”

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