Police investigating attack in Exeter arrest man, 23, on suspicion of assault

Police investigating an attack on a man in Exeter city centre this week are appealing for witnesses to help with their enquiries.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a 23-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker. He has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, to return on Saturday, July 24.

Officers were called to a row outside St Sidwell’s Chapel, in Sidwell Street, between 3.30pm and 4pm, on Tuesday, June 15.

Police believe a number of people saw the argument and have information to help with the investigation.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police investigating an assault on a man in Exeter are appealing for information to help with their enquiries.

“Officers were called to reports of an altercation outside St Sidwell’s Chapel, on Sidwell Street, between 3.30pm and 4pm, on Tuesday 15 June.

“It is understood that there were a number of people in the vicinity at the time and police would like anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information which could assist police enquiries to get in touch.

“A 23-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker, and has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, to return on Saturday 24 July.”

If you have any information to help police with their enquiries, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/049536/21.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the charity’s website here.

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