Exmouth racial attack: new appeal

Bald, fat tattooed man is among those sought

A racially-aggravated assault in which a man was hit with a glass bottle outside Exmouth train station has left him with a “nasty facial wound”, according to police. They’ve issued a fresh appeal for information about the attack by a group of men on Marine Way at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 24 June. 

The 20-year-old man, who is of black or minority ethnic origin, needed hospital treatment and stitches in a facial wound.

Detectives say the incident is not linked to earlier disorders that had taken place on Exmouth beach at Orcombe Point.

Detective Constable Suzie Quinton said: “This is a racially-aggravated attack and the victim was with his friends and on his way home to Exeter when he was subjected to an assault which has left him with a nasty facial injury. We are looking for any witnesses who would have seen the attack on the victim by a large group of males who are not believed to be local to the area.”

Two suspects can now be described. The first is a white man, aged around 20, approximately 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with short, heavy black hair. He was wearing a black top and shorts.  

The second is a white man aged in his late-30s, around 5ft 9in in height, bald, with a little beard, and of big build with a beer belly. He had tattoos up his left arm and across his chest and spoke with an Irish accent.

“They were with a group of five to six others,” said Det Con Quinton.“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed any motorhomes/caravans that were parked in the long-stay estuary car-park, just behind the train station, on Wednesday 24 June.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/050504/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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