Police appeal after Cranbrook man, 20, is ‘stabbed in the eye’ in Exeter

A 20-year-old Cranbrook man is in hospital after he was ‘stabbed in the eye’ in the Whipton area of Exeter yesterday (Sunday, October 4).

Police say they were called to reports of ‘an altercation involving men with weapons’ in Blackthorn Crescent at around 11am.

The casualty suffered ‘potentially life-changing injuries’ and officers have issued an appeal for witnesses.

Devon and Cornwall Police says a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.

A further three people, aged between 17 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of affray.

All have been released on bail.

Taser-trained officers attended and a scene guard was erected while enquiries were carried out….

A force spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the eye in the Whipton area of Exeter yesterday, Sunday, October 4.

“Police were called at around 11am with a report of an altercation involving men with weapons at Blackthorn Crescent.

“Taser-trained officers attended and a scene guard was erected while enquiries were carried out.

“A 20-year-old man from Cranbrook was taken to Derriford Hospital with a suspected stab wound to his eye where he remains this morning with potentially life-changing injuries.

“A 28-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of wounding/GBH with intent and bailed until Thursday, October 29m pending further enquiries.

“In addition, a 26-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, and a 17-year-old male, all from Cranbrook, have been arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed until Wednesday, October 28, pending further enquiries.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any activity prior to, or after, the incident.

“Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk and quote crime reference, CR/083593/20.”

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