Police appeal after assault victim is attacked by group twice on same night in Exeter

An Exeter assault victim was attacked by the same group of men twice on the same night, say police.

Officers are appealing for witnesses of the unprovoked violence which left the person on the receiving end needing hospital treatment for facial injuries.

The male victim, aged in his 30s, was unexpectedly punched in the face outside of The Vaults nightclub, in Gandy Street, in the early hours of Sunday, October 31.

He was later set upon Fore Street where he was punched and kicked.

A force spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses of two unprovoked assaults on the same person in Exeter city centre in the early hours of Monday, November 1.

“It is reported that a group of men queuing to enter The Vaults nightclub, in Gandy Street, became abusive before a nearby male was unexpectedly punched in the face.

“The victim, aged in his 30s, was later set upon by the same group in Fore Street, where he was repeatedly punched and kicked.

“He sustained facial injuries and required hospital treatment.

“The incidents happened between midnight and 2am.”

Anyone who witnessed the attacks, or has information, is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/097992/21.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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