Police want to hear from diners who witnessed a schoolboy get punched in the face at Exmouth’s drive-thru McDonalds restaurant.
The 15-year-old boy from Exmouth was left with swelling to his face and a black eye after he was repeatedly punched in the face by a teenage boy, in what police are calling a one-on-one attack.
Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the fight, or saw a gang of youths gathered outside the restaurant at the time of the attack.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the teenager was attacked at 7.10pm on Tuesday, August 13, at the Liverton business park McDonald’s restaurant.
A police spokeswoman said: “It appears be a one-on-one assault among a large group of youths which had gathered.”
She said police are investigating an assault at McDonalds in Salterton Road, Exmouth.
The spokeswoman said: “A teenage boy was punched in the face a number of times by another teenage boy.
“The victim, a 15-year-old boy from Exmouth, sustained bruising and swelling to his eye.
“A large group of young people had gathered outside the restaurant at the time of the incident.”
One witness claimed a gang of up to 30 youths had been loitering outside the restaurant before the fight.
They said the victim was pulled across a table by a teenager, and punched in the face.
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can email firstname.lastname@example.org call 101, quoting crime reference CR/073180/19.