Police repeat witness appeal after Exeter stabbing leaves Cranbrook man with ‘life-changing’ injuries

Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses when a man from Cranbrook suffered life-changing injuries after he was stabbed in the eye in the Whipton area of Exeter on Sunday, October 4.

Officers were called at around 11am following reports of a fight involving men with weapons in Blackthorn Crescent.

A 20-year-old man from Cranbrook was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, with a suspected stab wound to his eye and suffered life-changing injuries.

Taser-trained officers were called to the residential area while police launched an investigation and began enquiries.

Devon and Cornwall Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or noticed any activity in the area ahead of the fight.

A 28-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of wounding/GBH with intent and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

In addition, three men from Cranbrook, aged 26, 21, and 17 were arrested on suspicion of affray and released on bail pending further enquiries.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “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. He has sustained life-changing injuries.”

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

If you have information to help police, call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk and quote crime reference, CR/083593/20.


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