Police appeal to trace tattooed witness to assault in Exeter where man was left injured

Police are keen to trace a tattooed witness they believe may have information about an assault in Exeter where a man was injured and a knife was seen.

Officers received reports a man was assaulted in Cowick Street, in the St Thomas area of the city, on Sunday, August 30, at around 6.40pm, outside Tesco.

Police want to trace a potential witness who officers believe could hold information to help with enquiries.

Investigating officers describe the potential witness as a white male. He was wearing a black-coloured tee-shirt and dark-coloured shorts, and had tattoos on both his arms.

Anyone who recognises the description, or thinks this may be them, is asked to contact police on 101.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “It was reported that a man had been pulled to the floor causing injury to his arms and wrists.

“A bladed weapon was also reported to have been seen at the scene.”

  • Police said a 23-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of offences including assault and possessing an offensive weapon. He was later released on police bail until September 23, 2020.

If you have information to help the investigation, contact police on 101 quoting CR/072557/20.

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