Man hit over head with bottle and hospitalised in racially aggravated attack in Exmouth

Police investigating a racially aggravated assault in Exmouth say a 20-year-old man remains in hospital after he was hit over the head with a glass bottle.

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a witness appeal after the emergency services were called to Exmouth railway station at 11.20pm on Wednesday night, June 24, after receiving reports a man was on a train with serious head injuries.

Police say the victim had been attacked in the street with a glass bottle before reaching the train station.

He taken to hospital, where he remains.

Officers seized a glass bottle at the scene that is believed to have been used in the attack.

Police investigating the assault say enquiries are ongoing and want to hear from anyone who may have seen the strike.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating reports of a racially aggravated assault after officers were called at 11.20pm to Exmouth railway station following reports that a man had been located on a carriage having sustained serious injuries to his head.

“Units attended the scene where they were assisted by British Transport Police and the ambulance service.

“It was further reported that the assault had taken place in the street prior to the train station and that the victim has been assaulted with a glass bottle.

“A bottle, believed to be linked to the incident, was seized by officers at the scene.”

The spokeswoman added: “The victim, a 20-year-old man from Exeter, had sustained serious injuries to his head which are not being treated as life-threatening.

“He was taken to hospital where he remains at this time.

“Police enquires remain ongoing at this time.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, and anyone with information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/050504/20.

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